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[grat-is, grey-tis] /ˈgræt ɪs, ˈgreɪ tɪs/

without charge or payment; free:
The manufacturer provided an extra set of coat buttons gratis.
free; gratuitous.
/ˈɡreɪtɪs; ˈɡrætɪs; ˈɡrɑːtɪs/
adverb, adjective
(postpositive) without payment; free of charge

mid-15c., “for nothing, freely,” from Latin gratis, contraction of gratiis “for thanks,” hence, “without recompense,” ablative of gratiae “thanks,” plural of gratia “favor” (see grace). Meaning “free of charge” is 1540s.

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