Definition of fee :
1. 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.
2. An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure.
3. An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
4. property; possession; tenure.
5. 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.
6. To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.
tilt, tumble, ante, outlay, charge, rate, freight, money, price tag, worth, recompense, tip off, allowance, contract, earnings, stipend, tap, hire, expense, damage, tiptoe, bung, figure, angle, pay, tip, cost, study at wage, sign, toll, topple, offer, slant, lean, sign on, tippytoe, honorarium, bill, exaction, price, sign up, emolument, requital
payment (part of speech: noun)
payroll, wages, repayment, refund, salary, expenditure, bankroll, reimbursement, incentive, compensation, remuneration, disbursement, installment, deposit, reward, settlement, wage, discharge, retribution, reckoning, payment
- They would get their fee, and that is all they would want. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
- Then keep them waiting months for their fee. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
- His wife had begged him to consult a lawyer- but who, he questioned doggedly, would take an interest in him since he had no money for a fee? - "The Ancient Law", Ellen Glasgow.