grace-and-favour noun (modifier) British (of a house, flat, etc) owned by the sovereign and granted free of rent to a person to whom the sovereign wishes to express gratitude

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  • They paid only a peppercorn rent of £70 a month (including utilities), until a 2002 review of grace-and-favour homes.

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