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▪ Medical advice was provided gratis.
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Gratis \Gra"tis\ (gr[a^]"t[i^]s or gr[=a]"t[i^]s), 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


a. free, without charge. adv. free, without charge.

  1. adj. costing nothing; "complimentary tickets" [syn: complimentary, costless, free, gratis(p), gratuitous]

  2. adv. without payment; "I'll give you this gratis" [syn: for free, free of charge]

Gratis, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 934
Housing Units (2000): 361
Land area (2000): 0.944171 sq. miles (2.445391 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.944171 sq. miles (2.445391 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31472
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 39.649326 N, 84.527551 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Gratis, OH

Gratis or is the quality of an action where the action is willingly provided without any requirement by the provider for compensation or monetary remuneration. It is often referred to in English as free of charge (FOC), complimentary, or on the house. Companies, producers, and service providers often provide certain things free of charge as part of a larger business model, pricing strategy, or as a donation.

Gratis (disambiguation)

Gratis is the process of providing goods or services without monetary compensation.

Gratis may also refer to:

  • Gratis, Ohio, United States
  • Gratis Internet, a referral marketing company

Usage examples of "gratis".

Every low tide advertises oysters gratis, and occasionally crabs and crayfish for the picking up.

He gets his sterile urine gratis, though he could well afford to pay: Pemulis depends on him for verbal-academic support, and dislikes owing favors, even to friends.

The others might have demurred at leaving Prague so soon in other circumstances, but with a heaven-sent guide added to the party, gratis, it seemed much the most practical and economic solution to run right through, as Tossa had urged, spend as long as possible in the east, and then make then-way back, without a guide, over a road already travelled once.

The inhabitants of Rome are like the men employed at the Government tobacco works, who are allowed to take gratis as much tobacco as they want for their own use.

Presented with new information by STATS Inc., they showed little interest in it, even when it was offered to them gratis.

I do not think it is right that you should furnish your publications gratis any longer.

I expected melancholy trombones and basset horns and a chorus of basses intoning the Requiem in reverse: Pietatis fons, me salva, gratis salvas salvandos qui, majestatis tremendae rex.

Trombones and basset horns, a chorus of basses, the words of the Requiem trembling in the air: Rex tremendae majestatis, qui salvandos salvas gratis, sal-va me, fons pietatis.

An even larger proportion of the stuff went from here in crates of Bibles -- the ones which our saintly friend here so kindly distributed gratis all over Amsterdam.

Faraday himself was granted 10% of the capital gratis, the remainder being supplied by the government, the Ferrous Metals and Trevithick Autosteamer Combines, and the Landholders' League and individuals.

The grades or degrees within which marriage is forbidden should be changed, as, for instance, the sponsorships and the third and fourth degrees and if the pope can grant dispensation in these matters for money and for the sake of the shameful traffic, 192 then every parish priest may give the same dispensations gratis and for the salvation of souls.

On the debit side -- he winced as he realised the length of the list on the debit side: being captured immediately after arriving in the country, making the AVO a gratis presentation of a tape recording that had ruined everything, walking into Hidas' trap and having to be rescued by Jansci and his men, having to be saved by Jansci from succumbing to the effects of the drug in the Szarhaza, almost betraying his friends and himself when his astonishment had overcome him at the sight of the Count in the commandant's room.

I told Billy Elkhart to work out some kind of fair rent deal with Harry's friend, even though we were offered the houseboat gratis.

The new things include major advantages, given gratis, to guerillas and especially communist guerillas, a broad ban on the use of what it calls "mercenaries," one rather unreasonable restriction on the use of food as a weapon, and a subtle way of saying "It's okay to push the Zionist beasts into the sea.

The tollkeepers could have taken in a lot more money if they had charged the pedestrians instead, for this was another favored promenade of all the citizens, but those were allowed gratis to indulge their pride in the wondrous structure.