gratuity

[ gruh-too-i-tee, -tyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF gratuity
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Romney was obliged to be content with a gratuity of twenty-five guineas.

They are strictly forbidden to receive any fee or gratuity from the passengers.

A gratuity of a month's pay was offered to them, and was by most of them accepted.

But it took a real man to make the gratuity appear as a favor to the donor.

How dare he suppose that I would for a moment accept a gratuity!

The matter of a gratuity to the girl weighed on Sylvia Thorne's mind.

She had a sense of a debt in owing her a gratuity, if one may so speak.

He recommended that a gratuity should be given them to undertake some manufacture.

The post of Chouamigon was given to him as gratuity to defray expenses.

He might, but I can tell you how to know whether he will take the gratuity or not.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "graciousness," from French gratuité (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin gratuitatem (nominative gratuitas) "free gift," probably from Latin gratuitus "free, freely given" (see gratuitous). Meaning "money given for favor or services" is first attested 1530s.

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