Gratuitous deposit is a deposit for which the depository receives no consideration beyond the mere possession of the thing deposited; an involuntary deposit is gratuitous, the depository being entitled to no reward.

Source: CivC 1877, §§ 1053, 1054; CL 1887, §§ 3677, 3678; RCivC 1903, §§ 1372, 1373; RC 1919, §§ 989, 990; SDC 1939, § 60.0101 (5).