Retainer

Definition of Retainer

Re`tain´er
n.1.One who, or that which, retains.
2.One who is retained or kept in service; an attendant; an adherent; a hanger-on.
3.Hence, a servant, not a domestic, but occasionally attending and wearing his master's livery.
4.(Law) The act of a client by which he engages a lawyer or counselor to manage his cause.
5.The act of keeping dependents, or the state of being in dependence.

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account, adherent, allowance, appendage, assessment, bill, blackmail, blood money, dangler, dependent, emolument, fee, follower, footing, hanger-on, heeler, henchman, hush money, initiation fee, man, mileage, reckoning, retaining fee, satellite, scot, servant, shadow, stipend, tagtail, tribute, ward heeler
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