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[ri-fresh-er] /rɪˈfrɛʃ ər/
a person or thing that refreshes.
British. a partial or interim fee paid to a lawyer during a prolonged case.
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English refressher. See refresh, -er1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for refresher


something that refreshes, such as a cold drink
(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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