ETYM Old Eng. fe, feh, feoh, cattle, property, money, fief, AS. feoh cattle, property, money.
1. A fixed charge for professional services.
2. An interest in land capable of being inherited.
Law, heritable estate in land. fee simple, fee heritable without restrictions as to heirs; unconditional use. fee tail, entailed fee.
1 Chiefly Scottish; hire