retainer

  • 1 Retainer — Ein Retainer ist ein Zahn Stabilisator, der im Rahmen einer kieferorthopädischen Behandlung eingesetzt wird. Durch den Retainer können sich Kieferknochen und die neu positionierten Zahnwurzeln besser an die neue Position durch Nachwachsen des… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 retainer — re·tain·er /ri tā nər/ n [Anglo French retener act of engaging or employing, from retener retenir to engage, retain] 1: the act of a client by which the services of a lawyer are engaged 2: a fee paid to a lawyer for advice or services or for a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 retainer — re‧tain‧er [rɪˈteɪnə ǁ ər] noun [countable] FINANCE money paid to someone such as a lawyer so that they will continue to work for you in the future: • Directors received £550 for each board meeting and an annual retainer of £10,000. • Mr. Young… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 retainer — Under the Bankruptcy and insolvency Act it is common for the Trustee in Bankruptcy to ask for a retainer before he accepts an appointment. There is also a special type of retainer called a Third Party Retainer, whereby funds are put up that… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 5 retainer — retainer1 [ri tān′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that retains 2. a person serving another, esp. someone of rank; servant, attendant, adherent, etc. 3. any of several devices used to retain; specif., a) a groove, frame, etc. within which roller… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Retainer — Re*tain er, n. 1. One who, or that which, retains. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is retained or kept in service; an attendant; an adherent; a hanger on. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, a servant, not a domestic, but occasionally attending and wearing his… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 retainer — ► NOUN 1) a thing that holds something in place. 2) a fee paid in advance to a barrister to secure their services. 3) Brit. a reduced rent paid to retain accommodation during a period of non occupancy. 4) a servant who has worked for a person or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Retainer — A retainer may refer to: * In feudal times, a retainer may be an individual who serves, is contracted, or is indebted to a lord, king or emperor. These individuals ranged from knights and lords in Europe, to warlords and samurai in Asia. Similar… …

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  • 9 retainer — [[t]rɪte͟ɪnə(r)[/t]] retainers 1) N COUNT A retainer is a fee that you pay to someone in order to make sure that they will be available to do work for you if you need them to. I ll need a five hundred dollar retainer... Liz was being paid a… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 retainer — The act of withholding what one has in one s own hands by virtue of some right. In the practice of law, when a client hires an attorney to represent him, the client is said to have retained the attorney. This act of employment is called the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 retainer — A device which holds something in place. See pad retainer pin pad retainer valve keeper valve retainer valve spring retainer …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 12 retainer — UK [rɪˈteɪnə(r)] / US [rɪˈteɪnər] noun [countable] Word forms retainer : singular retainer plural retainers 1) a payment made to someone such as a lawyer so that they will be available to do work for you when you want them We ve put him on a… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 retainer — n. advance fee to put down a retainer * * * [rɪ teɪnə] [ advance fee ] to put down a retainer …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 retainer — {{11}}retainer (n.1) fee to secure services, mid 15c., act of keeping for oneself from RETAIN (Cf. retain) (perhaps influenced by M.Fr. retenir, infinitive used as a noun). Meaning fee paid to an attorney to secure his services is from 1818.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 retainer — noun 1) they re paid a retainer Syn: retaining fee, fee, periodic payment, advance, standing charge 2) a faithful retainer See servant 1) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 retainer — The act of a person in engaging an attorney at law professionally, whether by express agreement or impliedly by seeking and obtaining his advice and assistance. 7 Am J2d Attys § 91. A preliminary fee given to counsel to secure his services or to… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 retainer — noun /ɹɪˈteɪn.ə,ɹɪˈteɪn.ɚ,ɹəˈteɪn.ɚ/ a) A dependent or follower of someone of rank. This lawyer charges a retainer for his work. b) A paid servant, especially one who has been employed for many years. See Also: retain …

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  • 18 retainer — re|tain|er [ rı teınər ] noun count 1. ) a wire structure worn on the teeth at night to make them straighter 2. ) OLD FASHIONED a servant, especially one who has worked for someone from a high social class for a long time 3. ) a payment made to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 retainer —    a series of payments made to an extortioner    Literally, a sum paid to retain the services of a lawyer etc.:     I can afford a substantial retainer. That s what it s called, I ve heard. A much nicer word than blackmail. (Chandler, 1958) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 retainer — noun (C) 1 an amount of money paid to someone, especially a lawyer, for work that they are going to do 2 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 old… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English