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  • 1(Of a school or similar institution) charging fees for continuing services: many families were making sacrifices to send children to fee-paying schools
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    • An ancient Irish monastery and a fee-paying Leinster boarding school have been included in a list of the world's 100 most endangered heritage sites.
    • Our old school, like many fee-paying establishments, has devised a way of reconnecting with its old pupils as they approach the stage in life when there would be some point in touching them for a donation to one of its projects.
    • I went to a fee-paying day school.
  • 1.1Required to pay a fee or fees for a service: fee-paying students fee-paying patients
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    • The standard is not up to what can rightly be expected by a fee-paying audience.
    • Belborough had been forced to open Winkstead Hall to the fee-paying public.
    • She was designed to cruise icy waters carrying a mix of scientists and fee-paying passengers.

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