noun, plural gra·tu·i·ties.
- a bonus granted to war veterans by the government.
- a bonus given military personnel on discharge or retirement.
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Origin of gratuity
Example sentences from the Web for gratuity
He dismissed one hundred and eighty postmen, reinstated them, reprimanded them—and awarded them gratuities.Penguin Island|Anatole France
Having the qualifications, one could earn twenty-five dollars a month in salary and three or four times as much in gratuities.The Spenders|Harry Leon Wilson
It is probable that Williams under-stated the revenue, but it is certain that the income, apart from gratuities, was insufficient.A Book About Lawyers|John Cordy Jeaffreson
His clothes he bought generously; he gave without stint to his children; his gratuities were always liberal.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
He was met by the janitor with a cordiality born of the remembrance of many past gratuities.Flint|Maud Wilder Goodwin