Meaning of FEE in English


I. ˈfē noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French fé, fief, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English feoh cattle, property, Old High German fihu cattle; akin to Latin pecus cattle, pecunia money

Date: 14th century



(1) : an estate in land held in feudal law from a lord on condition of homage and service

(2) : a piece of land so held

b. : an inherited or heritable estate in land


a. : a fixed charge

b. : a sum paid or charged for a service

- in fee

II. transitive verb

( feed ; fee·ing )

Date: 15th century

1. chiefly Scottish : hire

2. : tip IX,2

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