Gratuitous

Definition of Gratuitous

Gra`tu´i`tous
a.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.
- L'Estrange.
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.

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