fee tail


plural fees tail
: a fee limited to a particular class of heirs

Word History


Middle English fee taille, from Anglo-French fé taillé entailed fee

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fee tail was in the 15th century

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“Fee tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fee%20tail. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

fee tail

see fee sense 1

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