Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Without valuable or legal consideration.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Without valuable or le-gui consideration. A term applied to deeds of conveyance and to bailments and other contracts. In old English law. Voluntary; without force, fear, or favor. Bract, fols. 11, 17. As to gratuitous "Bailment," "Contract," and "Deposit," see those titles.