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Meaning of RETINUE

Pronunciation:  'ret`noo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the group following and attending to some important person
 

RETINUE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: cortege, entourage, suite
 
 See Also: assemblage, bodyguard, court, gathering, guard, royal court

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ret"i*nue\, n. [OE. retinue, OF. retinue, fr. retenir
to retain, engage, hire. See {Retain}.]
The body of retainers who follow a prince or other
distinguished person; a train of attendants; a suite.

      Others of your insolent retinue.         --Shak.

      What followers, what retinue canst thou gain? --Milton.

{To have at one's retinue}, to keep or employ as a retainer;
   to retain. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

 

 

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