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ex gratia

[eks grey-shee-uh] /ɛks ˈgreɪ ʃi ə/
adjective, adverb
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 Unabridged
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ex gratia

given as a favour or gratuitously where no legal obligation exists: an ex gratia payment
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: out of kindness
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