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Definition of FEE

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Fee \Fee\ (f[=e]), n. [OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of
     "property, money," arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu cattle, property, D. vee cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. f[=e] cattle, property, money, Goth. fa['i]hu, L. pecus cattle, pecunia property, money, Skr. pa[,c]u cattle, perh. orig., "a fastened or tethered animal," from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief is due to the French. [root]249. Cf. {Feud}, {Fief}, {Fellow}, {Pecuniary}.]
     1. property; possession; tenure. "Laden with rich fee."
        --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]

              Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee.
                                                    --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

     2. Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc. [1913 Webster]

              To plead for love deserves more fee than hate.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Feud. Law) A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Eng. Law) An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner. [1913 Webster]

     Note: All the land in England, except the crown land, is of this kind. An absolute fee, or fee simple, is land which a man holds to himself and his heirs forever, who are called tenants in fee simple. In modern writers, by fee is usually meant fee simple. A limited fee may be a qualified or base fee, which ceases with the existence of certain conditions; or a conditional fee, or fee tail, which is limited to particular heirs.
           --Blackstone.
           [1913 Webster]

     5. (Amer. Law) An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure. [1913 Webster]

     {Fee estate} (Eng. Law), land or tenements held in fee in consideration or some acknowledgment or service rendered to the lord.

     {Fee farm} (Law), land held of another in fee, in consideration of an annual rent, without homage, fealty, or any other service than that mentioned in the feoffment; an estate in fee simple, subject to a perpetual rent.
        --Blackstone.

     {Fee farm rent} (Eng. Law), a perpetual rent reserved upon a conveyance in fee simple.

     {Fee fund} (Scot. Law), certain court dues out of which the clerks and other court officers are paid.

     {Fee simple} (Law), an absolute fee; a fee without conditions or limits. [1913 Webster]

              Buy the fee simple of my life for an hour and a quarter.                              --Shak.

     {Fee tail} (Law), an estate of inheritance, limited and restrained to some particular heirs. --Burill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fee \Fee\ (f[=e]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feed} (f[=e]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Feeing}.] To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe. [1913 Webster]

           The patient . . . fees the doctor.       --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

           There's not a one of them but in his house I keep a servant feed.                   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "fee":
     Trinkgeld, account, admission, admission fee, allowance, anchorage, assessment, bill, blackmail, blood money, bonus, bounty, bribe, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, compensate, consideration, copyhold, cost, cover charge, demand, dockage, donative, double time, dues, emolument, entrance fee, equitable estate, estate at sufferance, estate for life, estate for years, estate in expectancy, estate in fee, estate in possession, estate tail, exaction, exactment, expense, fare, fee simple, fee tail, feod, feodum, feud, feudal estate, fief, footing, gratuity, gravy, grease, guerdon, hire, honorarium, hush money, incentive pay, indemnify, inducement, initiation fee, lagniappe, largess, lease, leasehold, legal estate, liberality, license fee, mileage, palm oil, paramount estate, particular estate, pay, pay by installments, pay on, perks, perquisite, pilotage, portage, pourboire, premium, prepay, price, reckoning, recompense, remainder, remit, remunerate, render, retainer, retaining fee, reversion, reward, salary, salvage, salve, satisfy, scot, scot and lot, shot, something extra, sportula, stipend, storage, sweetener, tender, tip, toll, towage, tribute, vested estate, wharfage


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