fee - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    [usually plural] money that you pay to a professional person or institution for their work

    Many doctors have a standard scale of fees.

    Tuition fees at Stanford have now reached £9,000 a year.

    charge/pay fees:

    It is reported that he will have to pay legal fees of £2,000.

  2. 2
    an amount of money that you pay to be allowed to do something such as join an organization

    The annual fee is £5.