Room canceled, fee bypassed, integrity (virtually) unharmed.
Lots of guys get booked at least once a month for a weekend at $5000 as the fee.
Instead, your $25 entry fee gets you a sketchbook that appears handmade.
Customers that wanted to leave AOL found out that canceling the monthly fee was a headache.
The $75 “MoveUp” fee on US Airways to rebook on an earlier flight?
To secure the fee of the land itself a second purchase was required.
Fanny offered him his fee; he blushed, and peremptorily refused it.
She gave him the letter, and a fee that made him stare, and was gone.
"All right," said Nan, turning calmly to the driver who was waiting for his fee.
And then, at the first possible moment, we paid our fee, and went inside the tent to see the animals.
late 13c., from Old French fieu, fief "fief, possession, holding, domain; feudal duties, payment," from Medieval Latin feodum "land or other property whose use is granted in return for service," widely said to be from Frankish *fehu-od "payment-estate," or a similar Germanic compound, in which the first element is cognate with Old English feoh "money, movable property, cattle" (also German Vieh "cattle," Gothic faihu "money, fortune"), from PIE *peku- "cattle" (cf. Sanskrit pasu, Lithuanian pekus "cattle;" Latin pecu "cattle," pecunia "money, property"); second element similar to Old English ead "wealth."
OED rejects this, and suggests a simple adaptation of Germanic fehu, leaving the Medieval Latin -d- unexplained. Sense of "payment for services" first recorded late 14c. Fee-simple is "absolute ownership," as opposed to fee-tail "entailed ownership," inheritance limited to some particular class of heirs (second element from Old French taillir "to cut, to limit").