fee-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a fixed charge, as for a service or a penalty

Commentary: FEE[+amount][+specified][+money][+charge]

Mary dislikes all the small fees added in each month on her phone bill.
He will pay a fee for ignoring his health. (metaphoric)
The legal fees have been mounting in that case.
Will we have to pay a licensing fee for the software?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a portion of land held on condition of service

Commentary: FEE[+quantity][+land][+property][+held]
NOTE: relates to feudal law, a stake of a lord's land held on condition of his homage and service

The king had large fees from several of his noblemen.
The heirs of the Duke have fee simple in regards to these estates in land.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: in total legal possession

Commentary: Idiom: in_fee

The house and car are in fee of his spouse.
The patents and the prototypes were in fee of the small electronics firm.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: in_fee