fee simple

fee sim·ple
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee sim-puh l]
    • /fi ˈsɪm pəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee sim-puh l]
    • /fi ˈsɪm pəl/

Definitions of fee simple words

  • noun fee simple a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor's fee. 1
  • noun fee simple a sum paid or charged for a privilege: an admission fee. 1
  • noun fee simple a charge allowed by law for the service of a public officer. 1
  • noun fee simple Law. an estate of inheritance in land, either absolute and without limitation to any particular class of heirs (fee simple) or limited to a particular class of heirs (fee tail) an inheritable estate in land held of a feudal lord on condition of the performing of certain services. a territory held in fee. 1
  • noun fee simple a gratuity; tip. 1
  • verb with object fee simple to give a fee to. 1

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Origin of fee simple

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Anglo-French

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Parts of speech for Fee simple


fee simple popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fee simple usage trend in Literature

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