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  1. a person or thing that refreshes.
  2. British. a partial or interim fee paid to a lawyer during a prolonged case.
  3. refresher course.
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Origin of refresher

First recorded in 1375–1425, refresher is from the late Middle English word refressher. See refresh, -er1
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Related Words for refresher

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  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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