ex gratia

ex gratia

[eks grey-shee-uh]
as a favor rather than as a matter of right: ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers.

1760–70; < Latin ex gratiā out of goodwill

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ex gratia (ˈɡreɪʃə)
given as a favour or gratuitously where no legal obligation exists: an ex gratia payment
[New Latin, literally: out of kindness]

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