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gratuity

  
  ( gratuities    plural  )
1       n-count   A gratuity is a gift of money to someone who has done something for you.  
FORMAL  
(=tip)  

The porter expects a gratuity.     
2       n-count   A gratuity is a large gift of money that is given to someone when they leave their job, especially when they leave the armed forces.  
  (BRIT)  
FORMAL   He is taking a gratuity from the Navy.     
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gratuity

  
  
baksheesh, benefaction, bonsela     (S. African)   bonus, boon, bounty, donation, gift, largesse or largess, perquisite, pourboire, present, recompense, reward, tip  

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