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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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