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Noun: gratuity  gru't(y)oo-i-tee
  1. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    - tip, pourboire, baksheesh [Asia], bakshish [Asia], backsheesh, bonsella [S.Africa]
  2. An award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation

Derived forms: gratuities

Type of: award, fringe benefit, perk, perquisite, prize

Encyclopedia: Gratuity