noun, plural gra·tu·i·ties.
- a bonus granted to war veterans by the government.
- a bonus given military personnel on discharge or retirement.
Origin of gratuity
Examples from the Web for gratuity
This young gentleman fumbled with a gratuity, then thought better of it—and was gracious enough to return my grin.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
Ae day she fell, her arm she brak—A compound fracture as could be— Nae leech the cure wad undertake,Whate'er was the gratuity.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
The Company does this as an accommodation and a gratuity to you, but not as a duty.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
This sum was to go by way of remuneration to the owners of the vessels, and to be in addition to a gratuity of 2d.The History of the Post Office|Herbert Joyce
The stipends of the Masters were raised by means of a gratuity and William Brigge received £30.A History of Giggleswick School|Edward Allen Bell