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English definition of “ex gratia”

ex gratia

adjective, adverb     /eksˈɡreɪ.ʃə/ formal
An ex gratia payment is not necessary , especially legally , but is made to show good intentions : Ex gratia payments were made to all those who had been affected by the spillage .Costing or worth little or no money
(Definition of ex gratia adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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