Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Gratuity Gra*tu"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Gtratuities (#). [F. gratuité, 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. <-- usually money. In particular, the money given to a waiter, cab driver, bellhop, etc. as a reward for good service = tip -->