(Gra*ti"o*lin) n. (Chem.) One of the essential principles of the hedge hyssop (Gratiola officinalis).

(Gra"tis) adv. [L., contr. fr. gratiis out of favor or kindness, without recompense, for nothing, fr. gratia favor. See Grace.] For nothing; without fee or recompense; freely; gratuitously.

(Grat"i*tude) n. [F. gratitude, LL. gratitudo, from gratus agreeable, grateful. See Grate, a.] The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.

The debt immense of endless gratitude.

(Gra*tu"i*tous) a. [L. gratuitus, from gratus pleasing. See Grate, a., Gratis.]

1. Given without an equivalent or recompense; conferred without valuable consideration; granted without pay, or without claim or merit; not required by justice.

We mistake the gratuitous blessings of Heaven for the fruits of our own industry.

2. Not called for by the circumstances; without reason, cause, or proof; adopted or asserted without any good ground; as, a gratuitous assumption.

Acts of gratuitous self- humiliation.
De Quincye.

Gra*tu"i*tous*ly, adv.Gra*tu"i*tous*ness, n.

(Gra*tu"i*ty) n.; pl. Gratuities [F. gratuité, or LL. gratuitas.]

1. Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift; a present. Swift.

2. Something voluntarily given in return for a favor or service, as a recompense or acknowledgment.

(Grat"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grqatulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gratulating ] [L. gratulatus, p. p. of gratulari to congratulate, fr. gratus pleasing, agreeable. See Grate, a.] To salute with declaration of joy; to congratulate. [R.] Shak.

(Grat"u*late) a. Worthy of gratulation. [Obs.]

There's more behind that is more gratulate.

(Grat"u*la"tion) n. [L. gratulatio.] The act of gratulating or felicitating; congratulation.

I shall turn my wishes into gratulations.

(Grat"u*la*to*ry) a. [L. gratulatorius.] Expressing gratulation or joy; congratulatory.

The usual groundwork of such gratulatory odes.
Bp. Horsley.

(Graunt) v. & n. [Obs.] See Grant. Chaucer.

(||Grau"wack*e) n. [G.] Graywacke.

(||Gra*va"men) n.; pl. L. Gravamina E. Gravamens [L., fr. gravare to load, burden, fr. gravis heavy, weighty. See Grave, a.] (Law) The grievance complained of; the substantial cause of the action; also, in general, the ground or essence of a complaint. Bouvier.

- grave
(-grave) A final syllable signifying a ruler, as in landgrave, margrave. See Margrave.

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