Adjective "fee" definition and examples

(Fee may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fiː/

Definitions and examples

noun

A payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services.
  1. 'In doing so the dentist was taking his fee for professional services, which he simply refused to provide on any other terms.'
  2. 'They have not only created a new industry that is earning the legal profession huge fees, but have also increased the cost of putting a company into liquidation.'
  3. 'The only alternative you have to insurance is the payment of legal fees, currently around £150 per hour.'
  4. 'The importance of this industry is clear from the impact of professional fees on recent inflation figures.'
  5. 'When all professional fees and taxes are considered, the buyer's cost in Ireland is considerably lower than in many other European countries.'
  6. 'Conditional fees allow lawyers and clients to share the risk of litigation.'
  7. 'However, this is more than simply a business exchange where services are returned for fees and where payment controls the terms.'
  8. 'When buying a home, you need to add up the property cost and stamp duty, plus fees for your estate agent, lawyer and removal men.'
  9. 'The price may be as various as the amount paid for a specific commodity, an hourly wage rate, or a professional fee for technical advice, or an insurance premium and so on.'
  10. 'This is housing sold to cover site acquisition, building costs, professional fees and financial contributions attached to the planning permission.'
  11. 'an annual membership fee'
  12. 'This compares to 270,256 visits during the same period 12 months earlier - when an admission fee was charged.'
  13. 'Keep in mind that it is far better to offer an activity that costs less and free to employees than to offer something more lavish and charge employees an admission fee.'
  14. 'They also pointed out that only a percentage of the appearance fees came from public funds.'
  15. 'We did not charge an admission fee but we asked those who demonstrated to make donations.'
  16. 'The money-lender refused to give money for my admission fees.'
  17. 'Exchange bureaus will no longer be allowed to charge commission fees for the exchange of currencies and to apply different rates for the exchange of different amounts of the same currency.'
  18. 'These have no option but to continue to charge admission fees, with some keeping them as low as possible and offering free parking, perceived to be appealing to visitors.'
  19. 'Banning admission fees would mean introducing legislation to prohibit charging by independent deans and chapters of cathedrals.'
  20. 'In exchange for a fee, they receive services such as score updates or the right to enter contests or ask questions to talk-show guests.'
  21. 'York Minster recently began charging visitors an admission fee after a voluntary charging scheme failed to generate enough cash.'
  22. 'Students participating in the program will be required to pay tuition fees, airfare, and accommodation.'
  23. 'For example, the annual fee for a family policy could be as little as US $1,000, depending on the insurer's wealth and insurance policy limit.'
  24. 'We are here to do a degree and our parents are spending a lot of money paying off our tuition fees.'
  25. 'Domestically, complaints about university tuition fees and the state of the health service continue to bedevil him.'
  26. 'We get the money from annual membership fees.'
  27. 'Public cash will be replaced by members' fees and payments for services.'
  28. 'Many post-secondary institutions have been forced to increase tuition fees to compensate for lower provincial support.'
  29. 'Applications to university had continued to rise despite the introduction of tuition fees, she went on.'
  30. 'When it comes to student debt, the responsibilities of the institution to collect outstanding fees continues and it will be carried over.'
  31. 'Tuition fees can't continue to rise in British Columbia without our eventually shooting ourselves in the foot.'
An estate of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service.

    verb

    Make a payment to (someone) in return for services.
    1. 'Others offer discounts on software purchases to subscribers of their once-free, now fee'd, online service.'

    More definitions

    1. a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor's fee.

    2. a sum paid or charged for a privilege: an admission fee.

    3. a charge allowed by law for the service of a public officer.

    4. Law. 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) an inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services. a territory

    More examples(as adjective)

    "incomes can be fee."

    "viewers can be fee."

    "revenues can be fee."

    "parkings can be fee."

    "executives can be fee."

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    Origin

    Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French feu, fief, from medieval Latin feodum, feudum, ultimately of Germanic origin. Compare with feu, feud, and fief.

    Phrase

    hold something in fee