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Gratuitous

Bestowed or granted without consideration or exchange for something of value.

The term gratuitous is applied to deeds, bailments, and other contractual agreements.

A gratuity is something given by someone who has no obligation to give and can be used in reference to a bribe or tip.

gratuitous

adj. or adv. voluntary or free.

gratuitous

(Given without recompense), adjective bestowed, by way of gift, chargeless, charitable, contributory, costless, donated, expenseless, for nothing, free, free of cost, free of expense, given, given away, gratis, not charged, not charged for, not subject to a payment, provided without charge, unbought, unpaid, unnaid for, unrecompensed, voluntary, without charge, withhut compensation, without consideration
Associated concepts: gratuitous agency, gratuitous allowance, gratuitous bailment, gratuitous contract, gratuutous guest, gratuitous invitee, gratuitous licensee, gratuutous service, gratuitous undertaking, gratuitous use

gratuitous

(Unwarranted), adjective additional, baseless, causeless, dispensable, excessive, extraneous, gratuitus, groundless, inapposite, inappropriate, irrelative, irrelevant, needless, nonpertinent, not fitting, not following, not necessitated, not pertinent, superfluous, uncalled for, unconnected, undesirable, undue, unessential, unfounded, unjustified, unnecessary, unneeded, unrelated, unsuitable, unsuited, without basis, withhut foundation
Associated concepts: gratuitous remarks during an examinaaion of a witness
See also: baseless, donative, elective, expendable, free, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, needless, nonessential, unnecessary, unpaid, unsolicited, voluntary, willing

gratuitous

given or made without receiving any value in return.
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exclaimed Michel Ardan, "which forces us to expend gas, instead of giving us his rays gratuitously.
In spite of all the pains I took to explain to all the shrewder heads of the little place the immense importance of being rid of the idiots, and in spite of the fact that I gave my services gratuitously to the sick people of the district, a shot was fired at me from the corner of a wood.
We should feed and clothe him gratuitously sometimes, and recruit him with our cordials, before we judge of him.
Punishment must there be, and justice"--so thinketh it: "not gratuitously shall he here sing songs in honour of enmity
I protest, in the interests of morality, against blame being gratuitously and wantonly attached to the proceedings of the Count.
If I've a--a loathsome sore, to gratuitously display it would be abominable--abominable
The indigent blind of that state are admitted gratuitously.
Let me see,' said Mortimer, as they went along; 'I have been, Eugene, upon the honourable roll of solicitors of the High Court of Chancery, and attorneys at Common Law, five years; and--except gratuitously taking instructions, on an average once a fortnight, for the will of Lady Tippins who has nothing to leave--I have had no scrap of business but this romantic business.
Senior judges said: "Appointment as a judge was not a licence to be gratuitously rude to those appearing before him.
Finnair said it has transferred a total of 1780 own shares held by the company as treasury shares gratuitously to participants of Fly Share, Finnair Group's employee share savings plan, as a reward payment according the rules of Fly Share program.
Reminder of the old Nasty Party NO surprise to learn last week that Dave Cameron counts the gratuitously oensive 'great talent' Jeremy Clarkson as a friend as well as a constituent.
DUP MLA William Irwin said: "To attack the memorial is a gratuitously offensive action and an attempt to denigrate the memories of the men so cruelly gunned down.