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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gratuity  \Gra*tu"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Gtratuities}.  [F.  gratuit['e], 
  or  LL  gratuitas.] 
  1.  Something  given  freely  or  without  recompense;  a  free  gift; 
  a  present.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  Something  voluntarily  given  in  return  for  a  favor  or 
  service,  as  a  recompense  or  acknowledgment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gratuity 
  n  1:  a  relatively  small  amount  of  money  given  for  services 
  rendered  (as  by  a  waiter)  [syn:  {tip},  {baksheesh},  {bakshish}, 
  {bakshis},  {backsheesh}] 
  2:  an  award  (as  for  meritorious  service)  given  without  claim  or 
  obligation 




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