ex gra·​tia | \(ˌ)eks-ˈgrā-sh(ē-)ə \

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

adjective

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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