ex gratia

adjective or adverb ex gra·tia \(ˌ)eks-ˈgrā-sh(ē-)ə\

—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 of EX GRATIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1769

Rhymes with EX GRATIA


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