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1fee

noun \ˈfē\

: an amount of money that must be paid

: an amount that is paid for work done by a doctor, lawyer, etc.

Full Definition of FEE

1
a (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
2
a :  a fixed charge
b :  a sum paid or charged for a service
in fee
:  in absolute and legal possession

Examples of FEE

  1. The admission fee is $10.
  2. a credit card with no annual fee
  3. The tuition fees went up this year.
  4. We returned the library book late and had to pay a late fee.
  5. His insurance covers the doctor's fee.
  6. They paid a fortune in legal fees.

Origin of FEE

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
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with FEE

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee

2fee

verb
feedfee·ing

Definition of FEE

transitive verb
1
chiefly Scottish :  hire
2
:  9tip 2

Examples of FEE

  1. <the townspeople fee country lasses as housemaids, nurses, and cooks>

First Known Use of FEE

15th century

Related to FEE

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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