ex gratia

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

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


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ex gratia

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

Definition of ex gratia for English Language Learners

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

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