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.

Nearby words

  1. fedora,
  2. fee,
  3. fee simple,
  4. fee tail,
  5. fee-for-service,
  6. feeb,
  7. feeble,
  8. feeble-minded,
  9. feebleminded,
  10. feeblemindedness

Origin of fee-splitting

First recorded in 1940–45

Related formsfee-split·ter, noun

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