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.
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.
An estate of inheritance supposed to be held either mediately
or immediately from the sovereign, and absolutely vested in the owner.
An estate of inheritance belonging to the owner, and
transmissible to his heirs, absolutely and simply, without condition
attached to the tenure.
To reward for services performed, or to be performed; to
recompense; to hire or keep in hire; hence, to bribe.