- To belong; to pertain. - To keep; to continue; to remain.
2. Retain [v. t.]
- To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose,
part with, or dismiss; to retrain from departure, escape, or the like. - To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to
hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor. - To restrain; to prevent.