fee-simple, fee simple (n.)
private estate [belonging to the owner and his heirs for ever]; permanent lease, full possession
2H6 IV.x.24[Cade to himself, of Iden] Here's the lord of the soil come to seize me for a stray, for entering his fee-simple without leave
AW IV.iii.270[Parolles to First Soldier, of Dumaine] for a cardecue he will sell the fee-simple of his salvation
LC.144[of the woman] My woeful self that did in freedom stand, / And was my own fee-simple, not in part
RJ III.i.31[Benvolio to Mercutio] any man should buy the fee-simple of my life for an hour and a quarter
TC V.i.20[Thersites to Patroclus] the rotten diseases of the south ... the rivelled fee-simple of the tetter [Q only] [i.e. permanently wrinkled scaly skin]
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