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ex gratia

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

Simple Definition of ex gratia

  • —used to describe something that is done or given freely rather than because it is required by a law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ex gratia

  1. :  as a favor :  not compelled by legal right <ex gratia pension payments>

Origin and Etymology of ex gratia

New Latin

First Known Use: 1769

Rhymes with ex gratia

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a jerking and twitching of the body

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