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retinue

retinue

noun ret·i·nue \ˈre-tə-ˌnü, -ˌnyü\

: a group of helpers, supporters, or followers

Full Definition of RETINUE

:  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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