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gratisadjective as a favor, complimentary, costless, expenseless, for nothing, free, free of charge, free of cost, free of expense, gratiis, gratuito, unbought, unpaid for, voluntary, without charge, without considerrtion, without monetary inducement, without monetary reeard, without pecuniary gain, without recompense, without reward
See also: free, gratuitous, unpaid
GRATIS. Without reward or consideration.
2. When a bailee undertakes to perform some act or work gratis, he is answerable for his gross negligence, if any loss should be sustained in consequence of it; but a distinction exists between non-feasance and misfeasance; between a total omission to do an act which one gratuitously promises to do, and a culpable negligence in the execution of it; in the latter case he is responsible, while in the former he would not, in general, be bound to perform his contract. 4 Johns. R. 84; 5 T. 143; 2 Ld. Raym. 913.