from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that refreshes.
  • noun Instruction that serves to reacquaint one with material previously studied or to bring one's knowledge or skills up to date.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which refreshes, revives, or invigorates; that which refreshes the memory.
  • noun A fee paid to counsel for continuing attention or readiness, for the purpose of refreshing his memory as to the facts of a case before him, in the intervals of business, especially when the case is adjourned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, refreshes.
  • noun (Law) An extra fee paid to counsel in a case that has been adjourned from one term to another, or that is unusually protracted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something that refreshes.
  • noun A review to refresh or renew knowledge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments
  • noun a fee (in addition to that marked on the brief) paid to counsel in a case that lasts more than one day
  • noun a drink that refreshes


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