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.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.