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gratuity

noun [C]
 
 
/ɡrəˈtjuːəti/ ( plural gratuities) COMMERCE
an amount of money given by a customer to someone who has provided a service, especially in a hotel or restaurant: Many customers leave a gratuity even if the service has been bad. The bill came to $200 plus a 15% gratuity. →  See also tip
an amount of money given to someone who has done something special for you : I would never take a gratuity of any kind from anyone when doing business. Officers were charged with accepting illegal gratuities.
an amount of money given to an employee who leaves a job: a terminal/retirement gratuity He left with an ill-health gratuity payment from the company.
Translations of “gratuity”
in Spanish gratificación…
in French pourboire…
in German das Trinkgeld…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小費,賞錢, 退休金,遣散費…
in Russian чаевые…
in Turkish hizmet karşılığı verilen fazla ödeme/para, ilave ödeme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小费,赏钱, 退职金,遣散费…
in Polish napiwek…
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