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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gratuity:
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Definition of the noun gratuity
What does gratuity mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: gratuities
- a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
- lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
- synonyms of gratuity: backsheesh / baksheesh / bakshis / bakshish / pourboire / tip
- more generic terms: fringe benefit / perk / perquisite = an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment
- more specific term: Christmas box = a present given at Christmas for services during the year
- an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation
Alternative definition of the noun gratuity
- A reward, service, or payment provided freely, without obligation.
- synonym: contribution
- (common usage) An additional charge placed for services rendered; see also: service fee.
- synonym: cumshaw
Gratuity: A gratuity is a sum of money customarily tendered, in addition to the basic price, to certain service sector workers for a service performed or anticipated. Tips and their amount are a matter of social custom, and the custom varies between countries and settings. In some locations tipping is discouraged and considered insulting; while in some other locations tipping is expected from customers. The customary amount of a tip can be one of a specific range of monetary amounts or a certain percentage of the bill. In some circumstances, such as with U.S. government workers or more widely with police officers, receiving gratuities is illegal, as they may be regarded as bribery. A service charge is sometimes added to bills in restaurants and similar establishments. Tipping may not be expected when a fee is explicitly charged for the service.
- also known as tipping
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for gratuity
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An Introduction by Luigino Bruni, Alessandra Smerilli
Since gratuity is a fundamentaldimension of what we call “human” and, thus, it exceeds the soleeconomic dimension,
by R S N Pillai
IntroductIon Gratuity is a kind of retirement benefit to the workmen, like provident fund, or pension. It is a payment which is intended to provide a lump sum amount to an employee, who has rendered a long and unblemished service to the ...
The People Vs. Barack Obama (2014)
The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration by Ben Shapiro
Bribery requires intent; illegal gratuity is a lesser burden of proof. In the case of the Obama administration, both bribery and acceptance of illegal gratuities are in the mix. Proving bribery is obviously far more difficult than showing acceptance or ...
are of particular significance: Gratuity is a kind of retirement benefit like the provident fund or pension.
Ruling by Schooling Quebec (2012)
Conquest to Liberal Governmentality - A Historical Sociology by Bruce Curtis
And from Cap Santé old George Allsopp, a sponsor ofthe Royal Institution schoolthere, wrote inMay1829, 'the peopleareall astir here aboutcrowding elementary mistresses & masters the £20 gratuity is a strong inducement. It has been ...
Business Class (2005)
Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work by Jacqueline Whitmore
Giving a gratuity is an important, yet voluntary, way to show someone your appreciation.
Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer's Contributions by Sharath Babu, Rashmi Shetty
It is true that the wage structure relates to the emoluments during service, while gratuity is a terminal benefit or, rather, a retirement benefit. Although these two fall into different compartments, they are inter-connected. A heavy wage scale may ...
by Kenneth Wilson
A gratuity is a gift for service, a tip. Compare EGREGIOUs; SUPERFLUOUS.
Parliamentary Debates (1919)
House of Representatives by New Zealand. Parliament
A gratuity is a reward given for service rendered ; and this, through the members of this House, is the spontaneous gift of men and women who feel themselves indebted to the men whom they recognize that they cannot possibly fully reward, ...
by John Clark
gratuity. 1. 63. goods Physical items manufactured, sold or exchanged; contrasted with services, where no physical items are transferred. goods in transit insurance Insurance that provides compensation to the owner of goods if they are lost or ...
by John Clark
gratuity. 169. good-till-cancelled (GTC) Describing an order that remains in force unless it is expressly cancelled. Cancellation is usually dependent upon a satisfactory profit level being reached. It is also known as a resting order or an open ...
by John Owen Edward Clark
gratuity. 1. 65. goods Physical items manufactured, sold or exchanged; contrasted with services, where no physical items are transferred. goods in transit insurance Insurance that provides compensation to the owner of goods if they are lost or ...
by John Owen Edward Clark
gratuity. 1. 07. goods in process Alternative term for work in progress. goods on approval Goods delivered to a customer for which payment is not required unless the customer is satisfied. If the customer is not satisfied in a stated period of time ...
by Samuel Johnson
GRATUITY (GRATU'ITY) n.s.[ gratuité, ...
Gratuity, Not Triviality Another persistent concern about the arts is that they seem to be a luxury rather than a necessity of human existence. Evangelical spirituality has often had an active and even pragmatic character. We want to be about the ...
by Maurice Waite
gratuity. graphically adv. – origin Greek graphikos. graphical adj. 1 relating to or in the form of a graph. 2 relating to visual art or computer graphics. graphic design n. the art of combining words and pictures in advertisements, magazines, ...
Gratuity, it is a kind of retirement benefit like the provident fund or pension. Gratuity and pension, Gratuity is a lump sum payment while pension is a periodic payment of a stated sum. They are both "efficiency devices" and are considered ...
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Scrabble value of G2R1A1T1U1I1T1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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