Meaning of FEE in English

FEE

■ noun

1》 a payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services.

↘a charge made for a privilege such as admission.

2》 Law, historical an estate of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~'d or ~d ) rare pay a ~ to.

Phrases

hold something in ~ Law, historical hold an estate in return for feudal service to a superior.

Origin

ME: from an Anglo-Norman Fr. var. of OFr. feu , fief , from med. L. feodum , feudum , ult. of Gmc origin; cf. feu and fief .

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