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Dictionary Definition

fee

Noun

1 a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
2 an interest in land capable of being inherited v : give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the waiter"; "fee the steward" [syn: tip, bung]

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English

Etymology

feoh.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A monetary payment charged for professional services.

Translations

monetary payment charged for professional services

Dutch

Noun

fee

Extensive Definition

A fee is the price one pays as remuneration for services, especially the honorarium paid to a doctor, lawyer, consultant or member of a learned profession. Fees usually allow for overhead, wages, costs and markup. Traditionally, professionals in Great Britain received a fee in contradistinction to a payment, salary, or wage, and would often use guineas rather than pounds as units of account.

Speaking fee

A speaking fee is a payment awarded to an individual for speaking at a public event. Sometimes it is used as a way to pass money to individuals which would otherwise be prohibited.
fee in German: Gebühr
fee in Croatian: Pristojba
fee in Norwegian: Avgift
fee in Simple English: Fee
fee in Swedish: Avgift

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Trinkgeld, account, admission, admission fee, allowance, anchorage, assessment, bill, blackmail, blood money, bonus, bounty, bribe, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, compensate, consideration, copyhold, cost, cover charge, demand, dockage, donative, double time, dues, emolument, entrance fee, equitable estate, estate at sufferance, estate for life, estate for years, estate in expectancy, estate in fee, estate in possession, estate tail, exaction, exactment, expense, fare, fee simple, fee tail, feod, feodum, feud, feudal estate, fief, footing, gratuity, gravy, grease, guerdon, hire, honorarium, hush money, incentive pay, indemnify, inducement, initiation fee, lagniappe, largess, lease, leasehold, legal estate, liberality, license fee, mileage, palm oil, paramount estate, particular estate, pay, pay by installments, pay on, perks, perquisite, pilotage, portage, pourboire, premium, prepay, price, reckoning, recompense, remainder, remit, remunerate, render, retainer, retaining fee, reversion, reward, salary, salvage, salve, satisfy, scot, scot and lot, shot, something extra, sportula, stipend, storage, sweetener, tender, tip, toll, towage, tribute, vested estate, wharfage
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