Definition of Fee

1. Verb. Give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on. "Fee the steward"

Exact synonyms: Bung, Tip
Generic synonyms: Gift, Give, Present
Derivative terms: Tip, Tipper

2. Noun. A fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services.

3. Noun. An interest in land capable of being inherited.
Generic synonyms: Interest, Stake
Specialized synonyms: Fee Simple, Fee Tail

Definition of Fee

1. n. property; possession; tenure.

2. v. t. To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.

Definition of Fee

1. Noun. (obsolete) Cattle; livestock, especially considered as the basis of wealth. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Property; owndom; estate. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Money paid or bestowed; payment; emolument. ¹

4. Noun. A monetary payment charged for professional services. ¹

5. Noun. (context: legal) 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). ¹

6. Noun. (context: legal) An inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services. ¹

7. Verb. To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Fee

1. to pay a fee (a fixed charge) to [v FEED, FEEING, FEES]

Medical Definition of Fee

1. 1. Property; possession; tenure. "Laden with rich fee." "Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee." (Wordsworth) 2. Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc. "To plead for love deserves more fee than hate." (Shak) 3. A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief. 4. An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner. All the land in England, except the crown land, is of this kind. An absolute fee, or fee simple, is land which a man holds to himself and his heirs forever, who are called tenants in fee simple. In modern writers, by fee is usually meant fee simple. A limited fee may be a qualitified or base fee, which ceases with the existence of certain conditions; or a conditional fee, or fee tail, which is limited to particular heirs. 5. An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure. Fee estate, an absolute fee; a fee without conditions or limits. "Buy the fee simple of my life for an hour and a quarter." (Shak) Fee tail, an estate of inheritance, limited and restrained to some particular heirs. Origin: OE. Fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fiet, AS. Feoh cattle, property, money; the senses of "property, money," arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. Feuh cattle, property, D. Vee cattle, OHG. Fihu, fehu, G. Vieh, Icel. F cattle, property, money, Goth. Faihu, L. Pecus cattle, pecunia property. Money, Skr. Pau cattle, perh. Orig, "a fastened or tethered animal," from a root signifying to bind, and perh. Akin to E. Fang, fair,; cf. OF. Fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. Fief, from German, of the same origin. The sense fief is due to the French. 249. Cf. Feud, Fief, Fellow, Pecuniary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fee

fee (current term)
fee-for-service plans
fee schedule
fee schedules
fee simple
fee simple determinable
fee simple subject to condition subsequent
fee simple subject to executory interest
fee simple subject to executory limitation
fee simples determinable
fee simples subject to condition subsequent
fee simples subject to executory interest

Other Resources:

Search for Fee on!Search for Fee on!Search for Fee on Google!Search for Fee on Wikipedia!