Definition of Ex gratia

1. Adjective. As a favor; not compelled by legal right. "Ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers"

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Definition of Ex gratia

1. Adjective. As a favour; given as a gift. ¹

2. Adverb. As a favour; given as a gift. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ex Gratia

ex ante
ex cathedra
ex facie
ex gratia (current term)
ex hypothesi
ex libris
ex negativo
ex nihilo
ex nomine
ex nunc
ex officio
ex parte
ex post
ex post facto
ex professo
ex proprio motu
ex rerum natura
ex stock

Literary usage of Ex gratia

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1. American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a by Thomas Valentine Cooper (1892)
"... the consciousness that I should find an overmatch if I ventured on a contest with his friend from Missouri. If, sir, the honorable member, ex gratia ..."

2. The Miscellany of the New Spalding Club by Alexander Macdonald Munro, David Littlejohn, Alexander Emslie Smith (1890)
"... William and Alexander, sons to the said Sir John S. (ex gratia) ... Alexander and Robert, sons of Sir Alexander I. of Drum (ex gratia) ..."

3. The Acts of the High Commission Court Within the Diocese of Durham by William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe (1858)
"Decreed ex gratia to expect him. Nov. 24. In regard of his esteeme and place, respited. 1632. Jan. 2. Respited till next court. [The same day, the name of ..."

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