retinue


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ret·i·nue

 (rĕt′n-o͞o′, -yo͞o′)
n.
The retainers or attendants accompanying a high-ranking person.

[Middle English retenue, from Old French, from feminine past participle of retenir, to retain; see retain.]

retinue

(ˈrɛtɪˌnjuː)
n
a body of aides and retainers attending an important person, royalty, etc
[C14: from Old French retenue, from retenir to retain]
ˈretiˌnued adj

ret•i•nue

(ˈrɛt nˌu, -ˌyu)

n.
a body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage; suite.
[1325–75; Middle English retinue < Middle French, n. use of feminine past participle of retenir to retain]
ret′i•nued`, adj.

Retinue

 a body of retainers, followers, or attendants, 1375. See also servantry, staff.
Examples: retinue of horses, 1667; of men, 1592; of nymphs, 1595; of officers and servants, 1878; of retainers, 1375; of servants, 1770.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retinue - the group following and attending to some important personretinue - the group following and attending to some important person
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
bodyguard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person
royal court, court - the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

retinue

noun attendants, entourage, escort, servants, following, train, suite, aides, followers, cortege She left, followed by her retinue.

retinue

noun
A group of attendants or followers:
Translations
حاشِيَه، مُرافِقون
družinasvita
følge
fylgdarliî
pavadoņisvīta

retinue

[ˈretɪnjuː] Nséquito m, comitiva f

retinue

[ˈrɛtɪnjuː] nsuite f, cortège m

retinue

nGefolge nt

retinue

[ˈrɛtɪˌnjuː] nseguito, scorta

retinue

(ˈretinjuː) noun
the servants, officials etc who accompany a person of importance.
References in classic literature ?
It contained a warrant for conducting me and my retinue to TRALDRAGDUBH, or TRILDROGDRIB (for it is pronounced both ways as near as I can remember), by a party of ten horse.
We set out with very good advantage as to finding the way; for we got leave to travel in the retinue of one of their mandarins, a kind of viceroy or principal magistrate in the province where they reside, and who take great state upon them, travelling with great attendance, and great homage from the people, who are sometimes greatly impoverished by them, being obliged to furnish provisions for them and all their attendants in their journeys.
Eight men made its retinue, and two of the eight were armed with rusty sabres - sure signs that they followed a person of distinction, for the common folk do not bear arms.
Guillaume Lejean, intrusted with a mission by the French Government, reached Karthoum by way of the Red Sea, and embarked upon the Nile with a retinue of twenty-one hired men and twenty soldiers, but he could not get past Gondokoro, and ran extreme risk of his life among the negro tribes, who were in full revolt.
He then took leave of his brother sportsman, and expressing great joy that the frost was broken (which might perhaps be no small motive to his hastening home), set forwards, or rather backwards, for Somersetshire; but not before he had first despatched part of his retinue in quest of his daughter, after whom he likewise sent a volley of the most bitter execrations which he could invent.
Some of them even owned automobiles and traveled with a retinue of trainers and servants.
I do not understand," she said, and turning walked slowly in the direction of the door through which Issus and her retinue had passed.
To whose retinue he had been attached none had thought to inquire, for the followers of a Martian noble are many, coming and going at the whim of their master, so that a new face is scarcely ever questioned, as the fact that a man has passed within the palace walls is considered proof positive that his loyalty to the jeddak is beyond question, so rigid is the examination of each who seeks service with the nobles of the court.
Instead of moving, you merely exercise some magic art of vanishing and returning to sight; and instead of any lucid description of your new World, you simply tell me the numbers and sizes of some forty of my retinue, facts known to any child in my capital.
Her name, as I afterward learned, was Sola, and she belonged to the retinue of Tars Tarkas.
He saw in the foreground Pilate's irritated face and the serene face of Christ, and in the background the figures of Pilate's retinue and the face of John watching what was happening.
He followed modestly the last of the train which entered the hall, and, observing that the lower table scarce afforded room sufficient for the domestics of Cedric and the retinue of his guests, he withdrew to a settle placed beside and almost under one of the large chimneys, and seemed to employ himself in drying his garments, until the retreat of some one should make room at the board, or the hospitality of the steward should supply him with refreshments in the place he had chosen apart.