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ex gratia

an ex gratia payment is one which someone makes in order to show that they are kind and not because it is legally necessary (always before noun) The company has refused to admit it acted unlawfully but it has offered the victims an ex gratia payment of £5,000 each.
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Former North Wales Liberal Democrat Assembly candidate Mark Young, who spotted details of the ex gratia payment to Ms Stone in the Older People's Commissioner's annual accounts said: "I think it's disgraceful that public money has been spent in this way, especially when services affecting older people and the rest of the community are being cut across Wales.
However, to postulate the argument for ex gratia payments is inappropriate as it could introduce a new compensation culture based on the loosest of principles.
He is still waiting for the ex gratia amount of ` 2 lakh that former Bihar CM Rabri Devi had announced
We understand that this humanitarian ex gratia payment does not prejudice the final 
outcome of the ongoing investigation which is currently under way in the United States," he was quoted as saying by the Indian media.
This article attempts to address the gap in the literature by examining ex gratia cases and the state's corresponding rationale to justify these outcomes in the Australian context.
The single judge upheld the BMC's decision not to pay ex gratia to the employees who had participated in a civic strike on September 19 and 20.
The company can put a value on what they think the extra effort was worth and this may or may not meet with your approval as an ex gratia payment.
Finally, the Cypriot State is planning to grant ex gratia compensation to redundant personnel of Cyprus Airways, in addition to what they are entitled under the Cypriot law.
The protest comes as Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav plans to visit Sherpur to meet the family and hand over an ex gratia sum of ` 20 lakh to them.
A classified Foreign Office minute from January 1977 stated: "Over the last 18 months we have negotiated on the basis of an offer by HMG of an ex gratia payment of pounds 14million to the Libyans if they will drop their pounds 52million claims against HMG, end their residual discrimination against British goods, settle private UK and MoD claims on them and cease any kind of support for the IRA.
However, Sandown acted quickly and efficiently to provide some form of ex gratia payment for owners, in partial compensation for not getting a run.
veterans who participated in these studies, and have had cancer, received an ex gratia payment from their government.
But the government rejected his claim with the I& B minister Manish Tewari saying Singh has been paid ` 31 lakh in the form of ex gratia by the central & Maharashtra governments.
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.
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.