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ex gratia

(of a payment) ‘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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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He said the injured will get an ex gratia of Rs100,000.
- Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next kid of any Odia passenger killed in the accident and Rs.
- Union Minister of Railway Suresh Prabhu announced ex gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the next kin, Rs.
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 6 ( ANI ): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore for the wife of a soldier, who lost his life in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
THE Examiner's Leader column advocates an ex gratia payment as a possible solution to the plight of the innocent elderly lady injured in the course of a police arrest.
But Singh is yet to receive what he needs the most -- the ex gratia amount announced by the Rabri Devi government for the victims who hailed from her state.
by HE-rriyet Daily News The reason for the deadlock in compensation talks between Turkey and Israel is the latter's insistency in redressing the damages of the Mavi Marmara victims as an ex gratia payment and not as a result of its wrongful act, a senior Turkish government official has said.
In common law jurisdictions, one compensation remedy is the application for ex gratia, "out of grace" payments, for wrongful convictions.