from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege: a license fee; tuition fees.
- n. A charge for professional services: a surgeon's fee.
- n. A tip; a gratuity.
- n. Law An inherited or heritable estate in land.
- n. In feudal law, an estate in land granted by a lord to his vassal on condition of homage and service. Also called feud2, fief.
- n. The land so held.
- transitive v. To give a tip to.
- transitive v. Scots To hire.
- idiom in fee Law In absolute and legal possession.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cattle; livestock, especially considered as the basis of wealth.
- n. Property; owndom; estate.
- n. Money paid or bestowed; payment; emolument.
- n. A monetary payment charged for professional services.
- n. An estate of inheritance in land, either absolute and without limitation to any particular class of heirs (fee simple) or limited to a particular class of heirs (fee tail).
- n. An inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services.
- v. To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. property; possession; tenure.
- n. Reward or compensation for services rendered or to be rendered; especially, payment for professional services, of optional amount, or fixed by custom or laws; charge; pay; perquisite
- n. A right to the use of a superior's land, as a stipend for services to be performed; also, the land so held; a fief.
- n. An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
- n. An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
- transitive v. To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pay a fee to; reward for services past or to come.
- To hire or bribe; engage or employ the services of.
- To cause to engage with a person for domestic or farm service: as, a man fees his son to a farmer.
- n. Cattle; live stock, especially considered as the basis of wealth.
- n. Property; estate.
- n. Money paid or bestowed; payment; emolument.
- n. Specifically A reward or compensation for services; recompense; in Scotland, wages.
- n. In particular— A reward fixed by law for the services of a public officer: as, a sheriff's fee for execution.
- n. A reward for professional services: as, a lawyer's fee; a clergyman's marriage fee.
- n. A customary gratuity: as, a waiter's fee.
- n. A sum paid for a privilege: as, an entrance fee to a circus; an initiation fee to a club.
- n. An estate in land, of indefinite duration, granted by and held of a superior lord, in whom the ultimate title resides, on condition of performing some service in return. See feud.
- n. An estate of inheritance; an estate in land belonging to the owner and his heirs and assigns forever.
- n. Estate in general; property; possession; ownership.
- n. A fee limited to particular heirs or a particular class of heirs, under the common-law rule that, on the donee's once having such heirs, the estate became absolute for all purposes of alienation, on the ground that a condition once performed was at an end. (See entail.) To designate this kind of conditional fee at the common law, the more appropriate phrase is fee simple conditional. This evasion of the intent of donors to reserve a reversion on a failure of heirs was put an end to by a statute known as De Donis, which enacted that the will of the donor should be observed, and that on the failure of heirs the property should revert to the donor. The estate of the donee under this statute was termed a fee tail. See tail, adjective
- n. Later, the term conditional fee was applied to the estate of a mortgagee of land, under a mortgage in the usual form, which was regarded as vesting the fee in the mortgagee subject to its being divested by performance of the condition, namely payment.
- n. In hunting, certain portions of the dead animal which were distributed among the huntsmen according to definite regulations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
- n. a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
- n. an interest in land capable of being inherited
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.
I think this fee is a reasonably good idea from a policy standpoint.
Well it aint $55 an hr no more folks his fee is about $100.
Volunteers like Moyer contend that the fee is a threat to a way of life.
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.
Opponents say they are concerned that its existence would discourage sick and poor residents from dialing 911, and they say charging a fee is an affront to volunteers who save the county millions of dollars.
Increasing numbers of people rarely watch its programmes and the fee is the nearest thing we have to a poll tax.
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Here in Guanajuato the fee is the first month's rent and it can only be added to the rent price if the market will bear, which it usually doesn't here. mreteguiz
This fee is actually pretty reasonable, especially when you consider that many veteran Hill Country hunters rate a long-bearded gobbler over all but the largest bucks.