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retainer

noun
     
Related topics: Finance, Household, Law
re‧tain‧er [countable]
1SCL an amount of money paid to someone, especially a lawyer, so that they will continue to work for you in the future
2DHBF British English a reduced amount of rent that you pay for a room, flat etc when you are not there, so that it will still be available when you return
3 American English a plastic and wire object that you wear in your mouth to make your teeth stay straight [= brace British English]
4 old use a servant

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