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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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It has sufficed me now for some years, and, in addition, I receive certain gratuities.
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According to The Associated Press, both men have pleaded innocent to one count each of conspiracy to offer illegal gratuities to a public official and paying an illegal gratuity.
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