[ fee-split-ing ]
/ ˈfiˌsplɪt ɪŋ /
the practice of dividing a fee for professional services between two professional persons, as between a referring doctor and a specialist, without the knowledge of the client.
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Origin of fee-splitting
First recorded in 1940–45
Related formsfee-split·ter, noun
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