I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to grant him his release.
He keeps order chiefly thanks to the patronage that he can grant and withdraw according to his discretion and whim.
He also leads a raid on grant Hall, a building on campus that housed young women visiting cadets.
c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).
early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.