Dei gratia


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Dei gratia

(ˈdiːɪ ˈɡreɪʃɪə; ˈdeɪɪ ˈɡrɑːtɪə)
adv
(Ecclesiastical Terms) by the grace of God
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De•i gra•ti•a

(ˈdɛ i ˈgrɑ tiˌɑ; Eng. ˈdi aɪˈgreɪ ʃi ə, ˈdɛ i)
Latin.
by the grace of God.
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Dei gratia

A Latin phrase meaning by the grace of God.
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