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English noun: state of grace

1. state of grace (state) (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence

SamplesThe conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin.
It was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church.
The Virgin lived in a state of grace.

Synonymsgrace, saving grace

Broader (hypernym)state

Domain categoryChristian theology

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