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retinue

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noun ret·i·nue \ˈre-tə-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

Simple Definition of retinue

  • : a group of helpers, supporters, or followers

Full Definition of retinue

  1. :  a group of retainers or attendants

Examples of retinue

  1. the king and his retinue

  2. a pop star traveling with his retinue



Origin of retinue

Middle English retenue, from Anglo-French, from feminine of retenu, past participle of retenir to retain


First Known Use: 14th century



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