The amendment states but a truism that all is retained which has not been surrendered.
In the spring there was more writing on the wall for Chalabi, who had retained immense influence in banking in Iraq.
Weeks retained an unparalleled legal team, which included bitter political rivals Hamilton and Burr.
late 14c., "hold back, restrain;" c.1400, "continue keeping, keep possession of," from Old French retenir "keep, retain; take into feudal service; hold back; remember" (12c.), from Latin retinere "hold back, keep back, detain, restrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "keep (another) attached to one's person, keep in service" is from mid-15c.; specifically of lawyers from 1540s. Meaning "keep in the mind" is from c.1500. Related: Retained; retaining.