Simple Definition of ex gratia
—used to describe something that is done or given freely rather than because it is required by a law
Full Definition of ex gratia
: as a favor : not compelled by legal right <ex gratia pension payments>
Origin and Etymology of ex gratia
First Known Use: 1769
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up ex gratia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).