ex gratia

ex gratia

ex gratia [eks grey-shee-uh] Word Origin adjective, adverb

  1. as a favor rather than as a matter of right: ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers.

Origin of ex gratia First recorded in 1760–70, ex gratia is from the Latin word ex gratiā out of goodwill British Dictionary definitions for ex gratia ex gratia adjective

  1. given as a favour or gratuitously where no legal obligation existsan ex gratia payment

Word Origin for ex gratia New Latin, literally: out of kindness

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