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English definition of “gratuity”

gratuity

noun [C]     /ɡrəˈtjuː.ə.ti/ US  /-ˈtuː.ə.t̬i/
an amount of money given as a reward for a service: formal The guides sometimes receive gratuities from the tourists, which supplement their salaries.UK After he was disabled in the accident, he left the army with a one-off gratuity of £5,000.Forms of money and methods of paymentGifts in the form of moneyPresents and gifts
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