a person or thing that refreshes.
British. a partial or interim fee paid to a lawyer during a prolonged case.

1375–1425; late Middle English refressher. See refresh, -er1 Unabridged
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refresher (rɪˈfrɛʃə)
1.  something that refreshes, such as a cold drink
2.  English law a fee, additional to that marked on the brief, paid to counsel in a case that lasts more than a day

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Please, take a science refresher course so you can begin to understand the
But if you need a refresher for where things stand, check last year's tribute
  to the best of adventure.
For years, drug and medical-device companies have paid for refresher courses
  that doctors must take to maintain their licenses.
By this point, nobody needs a refresher course on the symptoms of the common
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