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gra•tu•i•ty



Pronunciation: (gru-tOO'i-tē, -tyOO'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

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

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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