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gra·tu·i·ty

 (grə-to͞o′ĭ-tē, -tyo͞o′-)
n. pl. gra·tu·i·ties
A favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service.

[French gratuité, from Old French gratuite, from Medieval Latin grātuītās, probably from Latin grātuītus, voluntary; see gratuitous.]

gratuity

(ɡrəˈtjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Commerce) a gift or reward, usually of money, for services rendered; tip
2. something given without claim or obligation
3. (Military) military a financial award granted for long or meritorious service

gra•tu•i•ty

(grəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a gift of money above payment due for service; tip.
2. something given without claim or demand.
[1515–25; < Middle French gratuite < Latin grātuī(tus) gratuitous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gratuity - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)gratuity - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
fringe benefit, perk, perquisite - an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
Christmas box - a present given at Christmas for services during the year
2.gratuity - an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation
prize, award - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

gratuity

noun tip, present, gift, reward, bonus, donation, boon, bounty, recompense, perquisite, baksheesh, benefaction, pourboire (French), bonsela (S. African), largesse or largess The porter expects a gratuity.

gratuity

noun
A material favor or gift, usually money, given in return for service:
Translations
عِلاوَه، مِنْحَه
odměnaspropytné
drikkepenge
òjónustugjald
arbatpinigiaibe jokios priežastiesgautas dykainepagrįstainepagrįstumas
dzeramnauda

gratuity

[grəˈtjuːɪtɪ] N
1. (frm) (= tip) → propina f
2. (Brit) (Mil) → gratificación f

gratuity

[grəˈtjuːɪti] npourboire m

gratuity

nGratifikation f, → (Sonder)zuwendung f; (form: = tip) → Trinkgeld nt

gratuity

[grəˈtjuːɪtɪ] n (Mil) → indennità f inv di congedo (frm) (tip) → mancia

gratuity

(grəˈtjuəti) plural graˈtuities noun
a small sum of money given as a reward for good service; a tip.
graˈtuitous adjective
1. (derogatory) done, said etc without good reason or excuse or when not wanted. gratuitous insults.
2. done, given etc without payment. gratuitous advice.
graˈtuitously adverb
graˈtuitousness noun
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The driver, on the other hand, was pleased to drop again upon so liberal a fare; and as he was a man - the reader must already have perceived - of easy, not to say familiar, manners, he dropped at once into a vein of friendly talk, commenting on the weather, on the sacred season, which struck him chiefly in the light of a day of liberal gratuities, on the chance which had reunited him to a pleasing customer, and on the fact that John had been (as he was pleased to call it) visibly 'on the randan' the night before.
It has sufficed me now for some years, and, in addition, I receive certain gratuities.
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But the new family did not make its appearance; it was only through Raggles that she heard of their movements--how Miss Crawley's domestics had been dismissed with decent gratuities, and how Mr.
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