Origin of retinue
Examples from the Web for retinue
First charged with “piracy,” each member of the retinue now faces seven years in jail if found guilty of “hooliganism.”
And then his retinue of friends and spiritual advisors arrived, and he floated away on a cloud of "insiderdom" and "privilege."
There is a usually a retinue of “reliable” Mohalells in each pious community.
The retinue has been the subject of much media attention.
This shall apply to his escort and retinue and to all who come and go in his service.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
They carried her on her yacht—doctors, nurses, all the retinue—and sailed far out from shore.Adrienne Toner|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
A cook, a butler, and a valet were the sum-total of his retinue.The Lure of the Mask|Harold MacGrath
The members of the retinue belong, therefore, to four different classes.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Does the sun, with all its retinue of stars, pursue its daily course with no aim ulterior to man's welfare?
British Dictionary definitions for retinue
Word Origin for retinue
Word Origin and History for retinue
late 14c., from Old French retenue "group of followers, state of service," literally "that which is retained," noun use of fem. past participle of retenir "to employ, to retain, hold back" (see retain). Related: Retinular.