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gratuity

[ gruh-too-i-tee, -tyoo- ]
/ grəˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu- /
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noun, plural gra·tu·i·ties.

a gift of money, over and above payment due for service, as to a waiter or bellhop; tip.
something given without claim or demand.
British.
  1. a bonus granted to war veterans by the government.
  2. a bonus given military personnel on discharge or retirement.

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Origin of gratuity

1515–25; <Middle French gratuite, equivalent to Latin grātuī(tus) free + Middle French -te-ty2
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British Dictionary definitions for gratuity

gratuity
/ (ɡrəˈtjuːɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a gift or reward, usually of money, for services rendered; tip
something given without claim or obligation
military a financial award granted for long or meritorious service
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