fee simple


noun

See under fee (def. 4a).

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Origin of fee simple

1425–75; late Middle English <Anglo-French
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fee simple

noun

property law an absolute interest in land over which the holder has complete freedom of disposition during his lifeCompare fee tail

Word Origin for fee simple

C15: from Anglo-French: fee (or fief) simple
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