Part of speech: noun

A follower.

Part of speech: noun

One who retains.

Part of speech: noun

A retaining fee.

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Usage examples "retainer":

  1. When Sir Hugh heard this, he flew into a rage, called for his horse and rode to Oswald’ s door, followed at a little distance by this retainer who now told us the tale. - "Cedric, the Forester", Bernard Gay Marshall.
  2. " By the way," you inquire of your new retainer, " what's your name?" - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.
  3. The mounted police had been withdrawn, and the local officers were selected more with a view to rewarding past political services, and furnishing a retainer for services yet to be performed, than from any consideration of mental or physical efficiency. - "The Bail Jumper", Robert J. C. Stead.