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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; thankfulness. [1913 Webster] The debt immense of endless gratitude. --Milton. [1913 Webster]