Another $236.7 billion, or 31 percent, went for various contracts, Grants and loans.
The oil giant took credit yesterday for $25 million Grants to states affected by the spill.
The anti-war ministers of the inner cabinet are offered to keep their jobs, and Peres Grants the generals a presidential pardon.
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.