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fee sb. (1 phrases derived from the sense of inheritance in land)
1. “in fee,” (to be held) in absolute possession Ham. IV. iv. 22 “should it be sold in fee; — at a pin's fee,” at a pin's value Ham. I. iv. 65.
2. sum which a public officer is authorized to demand as payment for the exercise of his functions; fig. 2H6 III. ii. 217 “I should rob the deathsman of his fee.”
3. remuneration paid to a professional man Mer.V. IV. i. 424, Rom. I. iv. 74, Lr. I. i. 166, Ven. 609.
4. perquisite 3H6 III. i. 22 “a deer whose skin's a keeper's fee.”
5. payment, recompense Ado II. ii. 54, R3 I. ii. 170, Ham. II. ii. 73 “three thousand crowns in annual ”
6. bribe John II. i. 170.
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