gratuity


gratuity
I (bribe) noun corrupting gift, corruption, graft, hush money, illegal gain, influence by a gift, jobbery, kickback, price, price of corruption, protection, rakeoff, sop, subornation associated concepts: bribe receiving, emolument, illegal gratuity, official misconduct, tampering with a witness II (present) noun award, benefaction, bonus, charity, contribution, dispensation, dole, donative, extra, favor, gift, grant, handout, offering, perquisite, premium, presentation, reward, tip, unearned increment III index benefit (conferment), bonus, bounty, consideration (recompense), contribution (donation), dedication, donation, gift (present), grant, honorarium, hush money, largess (gift), payment (remittance), perquisite, recompense, reward

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


gratuity
n.
Money or other property given freely, usually in return for some service or favor.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


gratuity
Money, also known as a tip, given to one who provides services and added to the cost of the service provided, generally as a reward for the service provided and as a supplement to the service provider's income.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


gratuity
Money, also known as a tip, given to one who provides services and added to the cost of the service provided, generally as a reward for the service provided and as a supplement to the service provider's income.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • gratuity — gra‧tu‧i‧ty [grəˈtjuːti ǁ ˈtuː ] noun gratuities PLURALFORM [countable] formal 1. a small amount of money given to someone for a service they provide; = TIP: • In many restaurants, a small gratuity given in advance may greatly improve service …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gratuity — (n.) 1520s, graciousness, from Fr. gratuité (14c.) or directly from M.L. gratuitatem (nom. gratuitas) free gift, probably from L. gratuitus free, freely given (see GRATUITOUS (Cf. gratuitous)). Meaning money given for favor or services is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gratuity — *gift, largess, boon, favor, present …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • gratuity — is a somewhat pretentious word for ‘tip’, and is usually found in printed form on restaurant menus and bills. It also refers (without the same pretension) to a bounty given in certain circumstances to servicemen and servicewomen when they are… …   Modern English usage

  • gratuity — [n] gift, tip alms, benefaction, bonus, boon, bounty, contribution, donation, fringe benefit, grease palm*, largesse, little something*, offering, perk*, perquisite, present, recompense, reward, salve*, sweetener*, token; concepts 337,344 …   New thesaurus

  • gratuity — ► NOUN (pl. gratuities) 1) formal a tip given to a waiter, porter, etc. 2) Brit. a sum of money paid to an employee at the end of a period of employment. ORIGIN Latin gratuitas gift …   English terms dictionary

  • gratuity — [grə to͞o′i tē, gretyo͞o′i tē] n. pl. gratuities [Fr gratuité < ML gratuitas < L gratuitus: see GRATUITOUS] a sum of money, often a percentage of the total billed, given to a server, porter, etc. for a service or favor; tip SYN. PRESENT …   English World dictionary

  • gratuity — [[t]grətju͟ːɪti, AM tu͟ː [/t]] gratuities 1) N COUNT A gratuity is a gift of money to someone who has done something for you. [FORMAL] The porter expects a gratuity. Syn: tip 2) N COUNT A gratuity is a large gift of money that is given to someone …   English dictionary

  • gratuity — UK [ɡrəˈtjuːətɪ] / US [ɡrəˈtuɪtɪ] noun [countable] Word forms gratuity : singular gratuity plural gratuities formal 1) a small amount of money that you give to someone to thank them for doing something for you 2) British a large amount of money… …   English dictionary


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