ex gratia Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"ex gratia" in British English

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ex gratiaadjective, adverb

uk   us   /eksˈɡreɪ.ʃə/ formal
An ex gratia ​payment is not ​necessary, ​especiallylegally, but is made to show good ​intentions: Ex gratia payments were made to all those who had been ​affected by the ​spillage.
(Definition of ex gratia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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(also ex gratia) uk   us   /eksˈɡreɪʃə/ formal
an ex-gratia ​payment is not ​legally necessary, but is made to show good intentions: an ex-gratia ​payment/​sum
The ​bank did ​pay me £100 ex-gratia.
(Definition of ex-gratia from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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