arriere fee

ar·​ri·​ere fee
variants: or arriere fief \ ˈarēˌer-​ \

Definition of arriere fee

: a fee or fief dependent on a fee : a fee held of a feudatory : subfief

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History and Etymology for arriere fee

Middle French arriere fie, arriere fief, from Old French arierefief, from ariere, arriere behind + fief fee

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