- an estate of inheritance in land, either absolute and without limitation to any particular class of heirs(fee simple) or limited to a particular class of heirs (fee tail).
- an inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services.
- a territory held in fee.
verb (used with object), feed, fee·ing.
Origin of fee
Related formsfee·less, adjectiveo·ver·fee, nounsu·per·fee, noun
Examples from the Web for fee
The Federal Duck Stamp Act raised the fee on stamps needed to hunt waterfowl on federal land from $15 to $25.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile CBS announced a similar deal this year that will offer their catalogue of shows online for a monthly fee.
Instead, your $25 entry fee gets you a sketchbook that appears handmade.
This fee, however, was not “global” enough to include hospital charges or anything else on a long list of exclusions.
I began with the simplest cost I could think of, the fee for some routine blood work I had scheduled for later that month.
That doctor who came daily, fee or no fee, to visit the sick one, was he really a good doctor?Dust of New York|Konrad Bercovici
Now therell be a ten dollar fee to payyou have a little money?The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead
I would have paid that fee myself, but I want money now as I leave town tonight.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
These will be found to be supportable matters, as well as the Fee of Office, which is our ground-work.
If the deceased died in a hospital, infirmary, or lunatic asylum, the medical witness is not paid any fee.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for fee
- law (of land) in absolute ownership
- archaic in complete subjection