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Definition of "fee" []

  • A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege: a license fee; tuition fees. (noun)
  • A charge for professional services: a surgeon's fee. (noun)
  • A tip; a gratuity. (noun)
  • Law An inherited or heritable estate in land. (noun)
  • In feudal law, an estate in land granted by a lord to his vassal on condition of homage and service. Also called feud2, fief. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fee" in a sentence
  • "Ordered, That the committee on the Judiciary consider the expediency of such legislation as will abolish the term fee paid to clerks of courts on suits entered, and proceed - ings commenced prior to the first day of July, 1688."
  • "Taxes go to government general funds, but fees, according to California law, must go to fix problems linked to the activity the fee is attached to."
  • "I think this fee is a reasonably good idea from a policy standpoint."