Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    From a debt of justice; as of right.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    From or as a debt of justice ; In accordance with the requirement of justico; of right; as a matter of right The opposite of ex gratia, (q. v.) 3 Bl. Comm. 48, 67.