ex gratia
The giving of an item, such as a gift* or a payment of *money without any obligation intended to be placed on the recipient. The term derives from Latin, and it usually refers to an action that originates from a moral decision rather than from a legal requirement.

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  • Ex gratia — (sometimes ex gratia ) is Latin (lit. by favour) and is most often used in a legal context. When something has been done ex gratia , it has been done voluntarily, out of kindness or grace. In law, an ex gratia payment is a payment made without… …   Wikipedia

  • ex-gratia — UK US (also ex gratia) /eksˈgreɪʃə/ adjective FORMAL ► an ex gratia payment is not legally necessary, but is made to show good intentions: »an ex gratia payment/sum ex gratia adverb ► »The bank did pay me £100 ex gratia …   Financial and business terms

  • ex gratia — ex gra‧tia [ˌeks ˈgreɪʆə] adjective, adverb an ex gratia payment or amount is one made to help someone or as a gift, not because you have a legal duty to make it: • The government announced that it would make ex gratia payments to all investors… …   Financial and business terms

  • Ex gratia — (иногда ex gratia)  латинское выражение (буквально  по милости), используемое чаще всего в юридическом контексте. Когда что то сделано ex gratia, это сделано добровольно, из милости, от доброты побуждений. Юридическое или физическое… …   Википедия

  • ex gratia — ex gra|tia [ˌeks ˈgreıʃə] adj formal an ex gratia payment is one that is made as a gift, and not as a legal duty ▪ an ex gratia payment of £15,000 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ex-gratia — An ex gratia payment is made over and above the employer s statutory or contractual rights, either to compensate for job loss or to off set potential unfair dismissal liability. Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. UK law terms …   Law dictionary

  • ex gratia — [eks grā′shē ə] adv. [L, from favor] as a favor, with no legal obligation [an ex gratia payment] …   English World dictionary

  • ex gratia — ex gra|tia [ ,eks greıʃə ] adjective an ex gratia payment is made because you are grateful or generous, not because of a legal obligation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ex gratia — as a favour (and without legal obligations). However, once it is agreed that such a sum should be paid, a legal obligation may come into effect: Edwards v . Skyways Ltd [1964] 1 WLR 349. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • ex gratia — /eks gray shee euh/ as a favor rather than as a matter of right: ex gratia payments made to nonstriking workers. [1760 70; < L ex gratia out of goodwill] * * * …   Universalium

  • ex gratia — 1. adjective As a favour; given as a gift. An ex gratia payment. 2. adverb As a favour; given as a gift. An ex gratia payment …   Wiktionary

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