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retainer

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1 a person hired to perform household or personal services
  • knights being dressed for battle by their retainers

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2 one who works for another for wages or a salary
  • lifelong civil service retainers

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The first known use of retainer was in 1508

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“Retainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retainer. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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