Gratuities
Gratuity Gra*tu"i*ty, n.; pl. {Gratuities}. [F. gratuit['e], or LL. gratuitas.] 1. Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift; a present. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. Something voluntarily given in return for a favor or service, as a recompense or acknowledgment. [1913 Webster]


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