Definition of maintainer in English:


Syllabification: main·tain·er
Pronunciation: /mānˈtānər


1A person or thing that maintains something, in particular computer software.
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  • Instead, the fire brigade consists primarily of the maintainers of the software.
  • Linux is a gift culture, where numerous programmers and maintainers contribute code for all to have.
  • Local shell access to the FTP server for GNU maintainers has been withdrawn pending completion of its certification activities.
1.1 (also maintainor) Law, historical A person guilty of aiding a party in a legal action without lawful cause.
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  • I therefore gave no thought to the possibility that any donors who were effectively paying Crockers Oswald Hickson's fees might conceivably be liable to the defendant as maintainers.
  • Where there is a genuine and legitimate common business interest between the maintainer and the maintained in the result of litigation, some activities in support of litigation may be justifiable.

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