Gratuitous Licensee Law and Legal Definition

Gratuitous licensee is a person who is permitted, though not invited, to enter another individual's property. A gratuitous licensee provides no consideration in exchange for such permission.

The following is an example of a case law referring to gratuitous licensee:

Visiting an employee at his place of employment, where a hazardous activity is not being conducted in the area visited, does not go beyond generally accepted modes of behavior or custom, and in the absence of any prior expression of disapproval by the employer the visitor is not a trespasser but one whose presence is suffered and therefore is lawfully upon the premises. Such person is a gratuitous licensee. [Snyder v. I. Jay Realty Co., 30 N.J. 303 (N.J. 1959)].