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noun 
  1. (archaic) pleasure, Pleasure, goodwill, satisfaction.
    • Late C14: And notified is í¾urÈŁout í¾e toun / í×at every wiÈŁt, wií¾ greet devocioun, / Sholde preyen Crist í¾at he í¾is mariage / Recyve in and spede í¾is viage. " Geoffrey Chaucer, The Man of Law's Tale
    • 1885: When it was the Second Night, said Dunyazad to her sister Shahrazad, "O my sister, finish for us that story of the Merchant and the Jinni;" and she answered "With joy and goodly , if the King permit me." " Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night. vol. 1
Etymology: Old French gré "pleasure, goodwill", from Latin gratum, a nominal use of the neuter of gratus "pleasing".


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