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fee - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'fee' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Fee [ n.]
- property; possession; tenure.
- 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; as, the fees of lawyers and physicians; the fees of office; clerk's fees; sheriff's fees; marriage fees, etc.
- 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.
- An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
- An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
2 . Fee [ v. t.]
- To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.

Meaning of 'fee' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . fee [ v]
Meaning (1):
- give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
Example in sentence:
  • fee the steward;
  • Remember to tip the waiter