[ eks -grey-shee-uh ]
/ ɛks ˈgreɪ ʃi ə /
as a favor rather than as a matter of right: ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers.
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Origin of ex gratia
First recorded in 1760–70, ex gratia is from Latin ex gratiā “out of goodwill”
Words nearby ex gratia
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British Dictionary definitions for ex gratia
/ (ˈɡreɪʃə) /
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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