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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fee  \Fee\  (f[=e]),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Feed}  (f[=e]d);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Feeing}.] 
  To  reward  for  services  performed,  or  to  be  performed;  to 
  recompense;  to  hire  or  keep  in  hire;  hence  to  bribe. 
 
  The  patient  .  .  .  fees  the  doctor.  --Dryden. 
 
  There's  not  a  one  of  them  but  in  his  house  I  keep  a 
  servant  feed.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fee  \Fee\  (f[=e]),  n.  [OE.  fe  feh,  feoh,  cattle,  property, 
  money,  fief,  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  fehu  cattle,  property,  D. 
  vee  cattle,  OHG.  fihu,  fehu,  G.  vieh,  Icel.  f[=e]  cattle, 
  property,  money,  Goth.  fa['i]hu,  L.  pecus  cattle,  pecunia 
  property,  money,  Skr.  pa[,c]u  cattle,  perh.  orig.,  ``a 
  fastened  or  tethered  animal,''  from  a  root  signifying  to 
  bind,  and  perh.  akin  to  E.  fang,  fair,  a.;  cf  OF  fie,  flu, 
  feu,  fleu,  fief,  F.  fief,  from  German,  of  the  same  origin. 
  the  sense  fief  is  due  to  the  French.  [root]249.  Cf  {Feud}, 
  {Fief},  {Fellow},  {Pecuniary}.] 
  1.  property;  possession;  tenure.  ``Laden  with  rich  fee.'' 
  --Spenser. 
 
  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.  (Feud.  Law)  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.  (Eng.  Law)  An  estate  of  inheritance  supposed  to  be  held 
  either  mediately  or  immediately  from  the  sovereign,  and 
  absolutely  vested  in  the  owner. 
 
  Note:  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 
  qualified  or  base  fee,  which  ceases  with  the  existence 
  of  certain  conditions;  or  a  conditional  fee,  or  fee 
  tail,  which  is  limited  to  particular  heirs. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  5.  (Amer.  Law)  An  estate  of  inheritance  belonging  to  the 
  owner,  and  transmissible  to  his  heirs,  absolutely  and 
  simply,  without  condition  attached  to  the  tenure. 
 
  {Fee  estate}  (Eng.  Law),  land  or  tenements  held  in  fee  in 
  consideration  or  some  acknowledgment  or  service  rendered 
  to  the  lord. 
 
  {Fee  farm}  (Law),  land  held  of  another  in  fee,  in 
  consideration  of  an  annual  rent,  without  homage,  fealty, 
  or  any  other  service  than  that  mentioned  in  the  feoffment; 
  an  estate  in  fee  simple,  subject  to  a  perpetual  rent. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Fee  farm  rent}  (Eng.  Law),  a  perpetual  rent  reserved  upon  a 
  conveyance  in  fee  simple. 
 
  {Fee  fund}  (Scot.  Law),  certain  court  dues  out  of  which  the 
  clerks  and  other  court  officers  are  paid. 
 
  {Fee  simple}  (Law),  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}  (Law),  an  estate  of  inheritance,  limited  and 
  restrained  to  some  particular  heirs.  --Burill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fee 
  n  1:  a  fixed  charge  for  professional  services 
  2:  an  interest  in  land  capable  of  being  inherited 
  v  :  engage  by  written  agreement;  "They  signed  two  new  pitchers 
  for  the  next  season"  [syn:  {sign},  {contract},  {sign  on}, 
  {sign  up}] 




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