Definitions for ex gratia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ex gratia(adj)

    as a favor; not compelled by legal right

    "ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers"


  1. ex gratia(Adverb)

    As a favour; given as a gift.

  2. ex gratia(Adjective)

    As a favour; given as a gift.

  3. Origin: Borrowed from


  1. Ex gratia

    Ex gratia is Latin for "by favour", and is most often used in a legal context. When something has been done ex gratia, it has been done voluntarily, out of kindness or grace. In law, an ex gratia payment is a payment made without the giver recognising any liability or legal obligation.

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