Fee Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Fee, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Fee?

n. 1) Derived from old French, fief, for “payment.” Refers to absolute title in land and often appears in deeds that transfer title. “Fee” can be modified to illustrate that the title was dependent upon another occurrence or could be terminated upon a future event. 2) Service charge.