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ex gratia

A payment made as a kind gesture, not due to legal obligation. This phrase is always used before a noun. Yes, I make ex gratia payments to my ex-wife—I want our divorce to stay amicable.
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References in classic literature ?
Surgebat Macnevisius Et mox jactabat ultro, Pugnabo tua gratia Feroci hoc Mactwoltro.
Welsh water is to make an ex- gratia payment to 37,000 customers in Wales who have been advised to boil drinking water during the cryptosporidium outbreak.
On December 5, a crewman on watch on board British cargo ship Dei Gratia sighted a vessel that seemed to be in distress in the Atlantic.
The army is also seeking parity between the ex gratia paid to the kin of soldiers killed in counterinsurgency operations and warlike conflicts.
But I understand an ex gratia payment of pounds 15,000 per man has been proposed, in the event of a Springbok triumph, to reward a group of players who have captured the hearts of the nation over the past month.
The RPA will be writing individually in the next few days to all those who received an ex- gratia payment in the reference period (2000-2002) to advise them.
He also announced an ex gratia relief of Rs 5 lakhs from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to the families of those who have lost their lives and an ex gratia of Rs 50000 to those injured.
THE sports ministry on Tuesday sanctioned an ex- gratia assistance of Rs 1 lakh to former football player M Bharathan, living in impoverished conditions, and Rs 1.
After reviewing the position, the Government has decided to make ex gratia payments equivalent to the Slaughter Premium entitlement, plus interest, on all adult cattle killed in abattoirs under the LWDS.
Chief minister Raman Singh has announced an ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh for the victims' kin.
The cash was offered as an ex gratia payment to support Mr Tinnion's daughter and would not set a precedent for the unmarried partners of servicemen killed in future action, he said.
Ridden by Michael Hills, Distant Music worked in company with Air Defence and Ex Gratia, and was held up in rear as Ex Gratia (Robert Street) made the running.
He rides four for Charles Leck, including three juveniles, plus Dei Gratia, a British-bred son of Dilum.
The Premier also announced the Government would establish an ex gratia scheme to provide payments and counselling for children who were abused while under the care of the Country High School Hostels Authority.
KHALID ABDULLAH has extra reason to hope Cooper Island and Ex Gratia can win at Newbury today, as the pair bid for victory 20 years to the day after the owner's first success, writes Matt Chapman.