Meaning of RETAINER in English
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.
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012