fee farm


Definition of fee farm

: land held of another in fee simple subject to a perpetual fixed rent without homage, fealty, or any other service than that mentioned in the feoffment also : the estate or land so held or the rent paid

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History and Etymology for fee farm

Middle English fee ferme, from Anglo-French fé ferme, from Old French fee, fief + ferme lease

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“Fee farm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fee%20farm. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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