Definition of arrière fee in English:

arrière fee

(also arriere fee)

noun

Feudal Law
rare, historical
  • A fief which is held from an intermediary rather than the original feoffor.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Grimeston (fl. 1604–1634), translator. From Middle French arriere-fief, French arrière-fief arrière-fief, with the second element altered after fee.

Pronunciation

arrière fee

/ˌarɪɛːˈfiː/