- a person or thing that retains
- a person serving another, esp. someone of rank; servant, attendant, adherent, etc.
- any of several devices used to retain; specif.,
- a groove, frame, etc. within which roller bearings are held
- a device designed to hold teeth in position after they have been adjusted by orthodontics
Jillian didn't want her teeth to shift after getting her braces off, so she made sure to wear her retainer exactly as instructed by her orthodontist.
- The definition of a retainer is an object that guides or restricts movement.
An example of a retainer is an object worn in the mouth to prevent teeth from moving.
- A retainer is defined as an amount of money which is paid in advance for services, such as for a lawyer.
An example of a retainer is $500 paid to a lawyer when he agrees to take the case.
- the act of engaging the services of a lawyer, consultant, etc.
- a fee paid in advance to make such services available when needed
Origin of retainerMiddle English reteyner: see retain and -er, sense
- One that retains, as a device, frame, or groove that restrains or guides.
- Dentistry An appliance used to hold teeth in position after orthodontic treatment.
- a. An employee, typically a long-term employee.b. A servant or an attendant, especially one in the household of a person of high rank.
- The act of engaging the services of a professional adviser, such as an attorney, counselor, or consultant.
- The fee paid to retain a professional adviser.
- A dependent or follower of someone of rank.
- A paid servant, especially one who has been employed for many years.
- Any thing or person that retains.
- A fee one pays to reserve the other's time for services.
- This lawyer charges a retainer for his work.
- (dentistry): A device that holds teeth in position after orthodontic treatment.
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retainer - Legal Definition
- Like the nobles, however, different materials and articles would denote a man's occupation: a blue robe denoted a servant, a flat cap an apprentice, or a retainer would wear his lord's coat of arms on a badge sewn to their left sleeve.
- Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent.
- THEGN, or Thane, an Anglo-Saxon word meaning an attendant, servant, retainer or official, and cognate with Gr.
- Beneficium, benefit), a term first applied under the Roman empire to portions of land, the usufruct of which was granted by the emperors to their soldiers or others for life, as a reward or beneficium for past services, and as a retainer for future services.
- In these straits the Greek government entrusted the supreme command of the troops to Karaiskakis, an old retainer of Ali of Iannina, a master of the art of guerilla war, and, above all, a man of dauntless courage and devoted patriotism.