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gratuity

Definition of gratuity

Etymology

    From Old French gratuite (French gratuité) < Mediaeval Latin gratuitas ("a free gift") < Latin gratuitus ("freely given, free"); see gratuitous.

Noun

gratuity (plural gratuities)

  1. A reward, service, or payment provided freely, without obligation.
  2. (common usage) An additional charge placed for services rendered; see also: service fee.

Synonyms

  • contribution
  • cumshaw
  • donation
  • gift
  • grace

Related terms

References:

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