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 for gratuity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gratuity \Gra*tu"i*ty\, n.; pl. Gratuities. [F. gratuit['e],
     or LL. gratuitas.]
     1. Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift;
        a present. --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Something voluntarily given in return for a favor or
        service, as a recompense or acknowledgment.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gratuity
      n 1: a relatively small amount of money given for services
           rendered (as by a waiter) [syn: gratuity, tip,
           pourboire, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis,
           backsheesh]
      2: an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or
         obligation

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "gratuity":
     Trinkgeld, balance, bonus, boodle, bounty, bribe, bribe money,
     complimentariness, consideration, costlessness, dividend, donative,
     double time, expenselessness, extra, fee, free ride, freebie,
     freeness, gift, gratification, gratuitousness, gravy, grease,
     honorarium, hush money, incentive pay, inducement, labor of love,
     lagniappe, largess, leftover, liberality, margin, no charge,
     overage, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock,
     oversupply, palm, palm oil, payoff, payola, perks, perquisite,
     plus, pourboire, premium, protection, remainder, reward, salve,
     something extra, sop, spare, sportula, surplus, surplusage,
     sweetener, tip
  
  

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