FEE , an
See also:estate in
See also:land held of a
See also:lord on
See also:condition of the performance of homage or service (see FEUDALISM) . In
See also:law " fee " signifies an estate of
See also:inheritance (i.e. an estate descendable to the heirs of the grantee so long as there are any in existence) as opposed to an estate for
See also:life . It is divisible into three
See also:species: (1) fee
See also:simple; (2) conditional fee; (3) fee tail . (See ESTATE.) A fee
See also:rent is the rent reserved on granting a fee farm, i.e. land in fee simple, to be held by the
See also:tenant and his heirs at a yearly rent . It is generally at least one-
See also:fourth of the value of the land at the
See also:time of its reservation . (See RENT.) The word " fee " has also the sense of remuneration for services, especially the honorarium paid to a
See also:doctor, lawyer or member of any other profession . It is also used of a fixed sum paid for the right to enter for an examination, or on
See also:admission to member-
See also:ship of a university or other society . This sense of the word is taken by the New English
See also:Dictionary to be due to a use of " fee " in its feudal sense, and to represent a sum paid to the holder of an
See also:office " in fee." The etymology of the Med .
See also:Lat. feudum, feodum or feum, of its French
See also:fief, and English " fee," in Scots law "
See also:feu (q.v.), is extremely obscure . (See the New English Dictionary, s.v . " Fee.") There is a
See also:common Teutonic word represented in Old English as fech or fee, in Old High German as fehu, meaning
See also:property in the shape of
See also:cattle (cf.
See also:modern Ger . Vieh, Dutch vee) .
See also:Aryan peku gives
See also:Sanskrit papa, Lat. pecus, cattle, whence
See also:money . The O . Eng. feoh, in the sense of money, possibly survives in " fee," honorarium, though this is not the view of the New English Dictionary . The common explanation of the Med . Lat. feudum or feodum, of which Ducange (Glossarium, s.v.) gives an example from a constitution of the emperor
See also:Charles the
See also:Fat of the
See also:year 884, is that it is formed from the Teutonic fehu, property, and od,
See also:wealth (cf . AnaomuM and UDAL) . This would apparently restrict the
See also:original meaning to movable property, while the early applications of feudum are to the enjoyment of something granted in return for service (beneficium) . Another theory takes the origin to be fehu alone, in a particular sense of wages, payment for services . This leaves the d- of feudum unexplained . Some have taken the origin to be a verbal
See also:form feudare-= foam dare . Another theory finds the source in the O .
CAMILLO FEDERICI (1749-1802)
HERMANN VON FEHLING (1812—1885)
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