Meaning of RETAINER in English

RETAINER

n. 1 a person or thing that retains. 2 Law a fee for retaining a barrister etc. 3 a hist. a dependant or follower of a person of rank. b joc. an old and faithful friend or servant ( esp. old retainer). 4 Brit. a reduced rent paid to retain accommodation during a period of non-occupancy.

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