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gratuitous
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
unnecessary and unwarranted

or less commonly (except where it is common in the legal field):  costing nothing
  • Permit me to inquire the name of the magistrate who offers a gratuitous and unprovoked insult to a respectable person, under the protection of the bench.'
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (38% in)

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