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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


adj. or adv. voluntary or free.

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.


given or made without receiving any value in return.
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