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ex gratia

[eks grey-shee-uh] /ɛks ˈgreɪ ʃi ə/
noun
1.
as a favor rather than as a matter of right:
ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Latin ex gratiā out of goodwill
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ex gratia

/ˈɡreɪʃə/
adjective
1.
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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