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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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From gratuitousness also comes the language of symbols.
The gratuitousness of the killing implies that each show of force follows a demand for obedience that instigates disobedience, thus making lethal force possible.
Nevertheless, by virtue of the metaphysical integrity of soul and body, that is, of the interior and exterior dimensions of human existence, in its service (93) to what is due to man because he is man, civil authority must provide public space for structures of gratuitousness, (94) so as to make it easier, not harder to make the sincere gift of self.
It's admittedly gratuitous (the creator says as much), but gratuitousness is the point.
Antichrist, in all its gratuitousness, works best when seen as a blasphemous proposal that neither God nor Satan created us and our world, but rather, we created our gods and devils from our own basest instincts and we know them best in their rawest aesthetic expression.
The "free culture" mood seems to have completely permeated the "collective imaginary", including journalists' who, on more than one occasion, have claimed for pay walls and criticized the idea of the gratuitousness of the information.
And yet this disorientation is not only about the meaning of art and creativity, nor is it only about the gratuitousness of human existence as has been generalized about the modern European metropolis.
By now, over-indulgence and gratuitousness are, even without meta-cinematic irony, a sort of irony in themselves.
On one hand, healing involves a social exchange that stands in contrast to market exchange, and not only because it often involves God or spirit guides as agents, but rather for the fact that healing includes an element (more or less pronounced) of gratuitousness and self-giving.
Moreover, the ancient setting allows for all sorts of gratuitousness, from communal bathroom scenes to sexual frolicking, reminding us that hedonism was hardly invented by the 1960s counterculture.
achieved, a spirit of gratuitousness also must pervade the free exchange
In a statement to the World Food Day ceremony in Rome, Italy, where the FAO has its headquarters, the pope said that "in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, obstacles of self-interest must be overcome so as to make room for a fruitful gratuitousness, manifested in international co-operation as an expression of genuine fraternity".