from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being a retainer or follower; hence, a feeling of loyalty or attachment to a chief.


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  • It put the Republican Senator from Ohio on a legal retainership—his fee in 1900 alone was $44,500.

    The Prize

  • Members of parliament are required to disclose: shares and financial interest held in any public or private company; any employer providing remuneration; directorships in any corporate body; memberships in any partnership recognised by law; any consultancy or retainership; any financial sponsorships or assistance provided from non-party sources; any gifts or hospitality with a value in excess of R350.


  • House service was the older feudal idea of personal retainership, developed in Virginia and

    The Negro

  • On the other hand it was the milder and far different Virginia house service and the personal retainership of town life in which most white children grew up; it was this that impressed their imaginations and which they have so vividly portrayed.

    The Negro

  • They had settled upon the Prince of India in a kind of retainership.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • This was complexioned by a certain sense of 'honor rooted in dishonor,' and by a faint reflection from elder retainership.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction

  • All the few in whom yet lingered any shadow of retainership towards the fast-fading chieftainship of Glenwarlock, seemed to cherish the notion that the heir of the house had to be tended and cared for like a child -- that was what they were in the world for.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • In fact, they stood on the borderland of that feudal retainership which was being rapidly extinguished.

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland

  • The company already employees over a dozen expatriate staff, mainly from the US and Europe, and they are recruited both as direct employees on the pay roll or under retainership.

    The Financial Express

  • It also paid a retainership fee of R 9,90,000 in 2008-09. - Top HomePage-TopStories News Headlines


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