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Definition of "gratuitousness" [gratuitousness]

  • The state or characteristic of being gratuitous. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gratuitousness" in a sentence
  • "Perhaps the most remarkable proposition in Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate, therefore, is the controversial assertion that gratuity-or as the official English translation frequently reads, "gratuitousness" - is essential to economic life."
  • "I am trying to grasp specifically what the Pope means by "gratuitousness", which I see appears 12 times in one form or another in #6, 34, 36, 38, 39."
  • "Also, surely, we should be allowed to express our sincerely held views without them needing to pass a test of "gratuitousness"?"