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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adverb, adjective: As a favor or gesture of goodwill, rather than from any legal requirement.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin ex (out of) + gratia (favor, kindness). First recorded use: 1769.
NOTES:When they say they are making a payment ex gratia, it is more often than not, not ex gratia, but because of their culpability.
USAGE:"Lumka Oliphant said, 'The payment of Rand 1000 is made ex gratia as Roadlink is indemnified by our terms and conditions.'"
Wendy Knowler; The Missing Link in Passenger Satisfaction; Independent (Johannesburg, South Africa); Jun 9, 2010.
"'We decided that we will give $20,000 as an ex-gratia payment for the
health problems they may have,' Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Pierre
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. -Robert Frost, poet (1874-1963)