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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment; A person working in the service of another (especially in the household); A fee charged in advance to call on the services of someone.

Usage examples (29)
  • Not every breach of the contract of retainer is a breach of a fiduciary duty.
  • It's unclear what Palin meant by the word retainer to describe her upfront book payment.
  • The adjuster is most likely a local guy on retainer from the rental company (and many other insurance companies).
  • Your kid's retainer is cracked in two because he won't use it and left it strewn someplace where he stepped on it. for more
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