fee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fee give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on "Remember to tip the waiter","fee the steward"
    • n fee an interest in land capable of being inherited
    • n fee a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the movie "Gandhi" 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral scene. Of the 300,000, approximately 100,000 received a small fee, and the other 200,000 did it for free
    • Fee (Feud. Law) 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.
    • Fee (Amer. Law) An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
    • Fee (Eng. Law) An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
    • Fee property; possession; tenure. "Laden with rich fee .""Once did she hold the gorgeous East in fee ."
    • Fee 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. "To plead for love deserves more fee than hate."
    • v. t Fee To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe. "The patient . . . fees the doctor.""There's not a one of them but in his house
      I keep a servant feed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: MS-DOS was originally calle QDOS and was bought of the author by Microsoft for a small fee. The rest is history
    • n fee Cattle; live stock, especially considered as the basis of wealth.
    • n fee Property; estate.
    • n fee Money paid or bestowed; payment; emolument.
    • n fee Specifically A reward or compensation for services; recompense; in Scotland, wages.
    • n fee In particular— A reward fixed by law for the services of a public officer: as, a sheriff's fee for execution.
    • n fee A reward for professional services: as, a lawyer's fee; a clergyman's marriage fee.
    • n fee A customary gratuity: as, a waiter's fee.
    • n fee A sum paid for a privilege: as, an entrance fee to a circus; an initiation fee to a club.
    • fee To pay a fee to; reward for services past or to come.
    • fee To hire or bribe; engage or employ the services of.
    • fee To cause to engage with a person for domestic or farm service: as, a man fees his son to a farmer.
    • n fee 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. In this, which is its original sense, it implies the idea of reward for service or allegiance, and was used in contradistinction to estates in allodium, or entire property, which were generally small allotments held free of any obligation.
    • n fee An estate of inheritance; an estate in land belonging to the owner and his heirs and assigns forever. In the latter case it is more specifically termed a fee simple. (See conditional fee , below.) The fee is the highest and most extensive interest that a person can have in lands. In this sense the king might have a fee, but not in the sense of def. 1. After the abolition of the feudal system the word continued to be used of real property; and although in the United States generally land is held in allodium, the private ownership, if subject to no paramount right except that of eminent domain vested in the State, is termed the fee. The word when unqualified may or may not mean an absolute or unqualified fee, or fee simple.
    • n fee Estate in general; property; possession; ownership.
    • n fee 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 fee 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 fee In hunting, certain portions of the dead animal which were distributed among the huntsmen according to definite regulations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Faye Wong received a 7 digit fee for recording 'eyes on me' and it took her about 4 hours.
    • n Fee price paid for services, as to a lawyer or physician: recompense, wages: the sum exacted for any special privilege: a grant of land for feudal service: an unconditional inheritance—Fee′-sim′ple, possession: ownership
    • v.t Fee to pay a fee to: to hire:—pr.p. fee′ing; pa.p. feed
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Quotations

  • Harvey Goldsmith
    Harvey Goldsmith
    “I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “God heals and the doctor takes the fee.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    Heinrich%20Heine
    “Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.”

Idioms

Garbage fee - A garbage fee is a charge that has no value and doesn't provide any real service.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh, cattle, property, money; the senses of “property, money,” arising from cattle being used in early times as a medium of exchange or payment, property chiefly consisting of cattle; akin to OS. fehu, cattle, property, D. vee, cattle, OHG. fihu, fehu, G. vieh, Icel. , cattle, property, money, Goth. faíhu, L. pecus, cattle, pecunia, property, money, Skr. paçu, cattle, perh. orig., “a fastened or tethered animal,” from a root signifying to bind, and perh. akin to E. fang, fair, a.; cf. OF. fie, flu, feu, fleu, fief, F. fief, from German, of the same origin. the sense fief, is due to the French. √249. Cf. Feud Fief Fellow Pecuniary

Usage

In literature:

But how about my fee?
"Campfire Girls at Twin Lakes" by Stella M. Francis
For giving you advice as to the way you can safely do what the law forbids, my minimum fee is one hundred dollars.
"Jokes For All Occasions" by Anonymous
Garibaldi could not afford even the priest's marriage fees for his life was always one of penury, so he gave him an old silver watch.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
I received a retaining fee and was to have two hundred dollars more when I located the bonds.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
If you will let me know your fee, I will pay it.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Horatio Alger
The felons' "garnish," as it was called, was abolished previous to 1809, but the debtors' fee remained.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
These priests judge such cases as the division of property for which he charges a fee.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The income from this source was almost its sole support except the exceedingly slender student fees.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
The surgeon received his fee, recommended quiet and repose, and retired.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
He began with about two pounds, his dear mother's savings, but text-books and school fees had already reduced his tiny fortune.
"The Story of Garfield" by William G. Rutherford
Did the doctor ask a fee?
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
Until 1889 the registration fee had to be prepaid by means of the special stamps issued for the purpose.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
A special fee obviated publicity, and he paid it.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Phaeaces (fee-a'-seez), 228, 318.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
You fee the porter for taking up your trunk, and give a special fee for unstrapping it.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
It was a railroad that gave Robert Ingersoll his first fee in Peoria.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
They are usually on view from ten till three, on payment of a small fee to the keeper.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
Enormous fees were paid to his servants, if they would merely announce their names.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The local Red Cross Chapter has the right to reduce this fee.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The amount for surveyors' fees was designated by the legislature at various times.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
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In poetry:

"O wae mat worth yow, my young men,
That I pay meat and fee,
That ye woudna waken me frae sleep
When ye my love did see?
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
"Ye Scottishmen spend a' our king's goud,
And a' our queenis fee."
"Ye lie, ye lie, ye liars loud!
Fu' loud I hear ye lie!
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British
"Wae worth, wae worth ye, Jock my man,
I paid ye weel your fee:
Why pu' ye out the ground-wa' stane,
Lets in the reek to me?
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
"Ye Scottishmen spend a' our king's goud,
And a' our queenis fee."--
"Ye lie, ye lie, ye liars loud,
Fu' loud I hear ye lie;
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Henry Morley
"Wae worth, wae worth ye, Jock, my man,
I paid ye weel your fee;
Why pull ye out the grund-wa'-stance,
Lets in the reek to me?
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
"Of Scotland's king I haud my house;
He pays me meat and fee;
And I will keep my gude auld house,
While my house will keep me."
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Virtually every fee, from drivers' licences to heavy truck fees, is set to rise as Ontario grapples with its $16 billion deficit pot hole.
Discussions over a business license fee for the town's flea market left the council divided this week, with several members agreeing that the flea market should be held accountable for the business license fee this year.
Joe Fee, of Fee Brothers syrup and bitters company, gave Jeff Grdinich a bottle of his new rhubarb bitters in 2008.
A state audit released last week says UCLA wrongfully designated $23 million in student fees to pay for two projects that were not included in the original fee referendum approved by student voters in 2000.
The Marina City Council will deal with a sensitive subject Tuesday — possible fees for appeals in mobile home rent cases and related fees.
(AP) — Landlords in New Britain are fighting a local law that imposes a fee on properties where police and fire fighters are called repeatedly and a $150 fee on properties owned by absentee landlords.
Nov 29 is a renewal workshop for existing notaries , fee $79.99 and Nov 30 is a certification workshop for new notaries , fee $89.99.
Nov 29 is a renewal workshop for existing notaries, fee $79.99 and Nov 30 is a certification workshop for new notaries, fee $89.99.
InstMC Members can join ISA as a regular or Senior Member and receive an $8.00 discount from ISA's regular Member fee ISA Members can join InstMC and receive a discount of £5 off the regular membership fee.
Photo by Justin Fee, Justin Fee.
Increased taxes and fees, new taxes and fees, cuts in spending and a freeze on wages -- may all play a role in plugging a $5 million budget shortfall in Omaha.
The amount airlines are pocketing on passenger fees continues to rise, prompting the question: What new fees can carriers think up .
So we have bag fees, seat placement fees, re-seating fees and then there is coach, business and first class seats.
Tent-inspection fees vex Orange supervisors Orange supervisors taking a look at tent inspection fees.
Bluebird's low fees may have to do with the card's setup, which could allow Walmart and American Express to skirt bank interchange fees, as my colleague Halah Touryalai wrote.
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In science:

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An Algorithm to Determine Peer-Reviewers
Kochanek, C.S., 2006, in Gravitational Lensing: Strong Weak and Micro, Saas-Fee Advanced Course 33, G.
Two New Gravitationally Lensed Double Quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
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Recommending Related Papers Based on Digital Library Access Records
The clustering observed will significantly affect the statistical properties of fee dback at high redshifts.
First Stars III Conference Summary
The two extreme cases are i) flat-fee per transaction, i.e., a fixed cost that does not depend on the amount exchanged ii) a proportional scheme, possibly with a maximum fee.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
Since the shape of the fee structure is discontinuous, the values of these exponents can hardly be expected to match.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
The value of βretail is of particular interest as it corresponds δef f = 0, or equivalently, to a flat fee structure.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
Since not all traders have a flat-fee aggrement, one must conclude that some traders have indeed some problems estimating small relative fees and simply disregard them.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
The reported value of β for companies and asset managers is larger that βretail , but it is more likely than not that the small sample size is responsible for this discrepancy, since these two categories of clients have a greater propensity to negociate a flat-fee structure.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
As a consequence, it is likely that the traders tend to either neglect or consider as constant transaction fees smaller than some threshold when they build their portfolio.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
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Citing for High Impact
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Citing for High Impact
Despite an unfamiliar fee ling programmers might have in the beginning, they are getting used to the warnings quickly.
Improving the Technical Aspects of Software Testing in Enterprises
Let us consider a wireless Internet service as an example. A service provider can limit access to its network resources by charging an access fee.
Designing Incentive Schemes Based on Intervention: The Case of Imperfect Monitoring
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Analysis of Computer Science Communities Based on DBLP
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