From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gratitude \Grat"i*tude\, n. [F. gratitude, LL. gratitudo, from
   gratus agreeable, grateful. See Grate, a.]
   The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward
   a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received;
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         The debt immense of endless gratitude.   --Milton.
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