ex gratia

adjective or adverb
ex gra·​tia | \ (ˌ)eks-ˈgrā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce ex gratia (audio) \

Definition of ex gratia

: as a favor : not compelled by legal right ex gratia pension payments

First Known Use of ex gratia

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ex gratia

New Latin

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“Ex gratia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20gratia. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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ex gratia

adjective or adverb

English Language Learners Definition of ex gratia

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


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