Origin of fee simple
Definition for fee simple (2 of 2)
- 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 simple
He was born only with the life-interest, and he has determined to treat it as though the fee-simple had belonged to him.Mr. Scarborough's Family|Anthony Trollope
Perhaps no person in Mortlake would singly pass a long night in this solemn structure, for the fee-simple of half the town!A Morning's Walk from London to Kew|Richard Phillips
A sum nearly equal, at that time, to the fee-simple of the three parishes.An History of Birmingham (1783)|William Hutton
It would, in these counties, cost a tenth part of the worth of the fee-simple of the land.Rural Rides|William Cobbett
It had never occurred to me that a parson has no fee-simple in the house and glebe he occupies.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
British Dictionary definitions for fee simple (1 of 2)
- law (of land) in absolute ownership
- archaic in complete subjection