fee: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fē), [key]
— n., v., feed, fee•ing.
  1. a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor's fee.
  2. a sum paid or charged for a privilege: an admission fee.
  3. a charge allowed by law for the service of a public officer.
    1. 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).
    2. an inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services.
    3. a territory held in fee.
  4. a gratuity; tip.
  1. to give a fee to.
  2. to hire; employ.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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