[ret-n-oo, -yoo]
a body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage; suite.

1325–75; Middle English retinue < Middle French, noun use of feminine past participle of retenir to retain

retinued, adjective
unretinued, adjective Unabridged
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retinue (ˈrɛtɪˌnjuː)
a body of aides and retainers attending an important person, royalty, etc
[C14: from Old French retenue, from retenir to retain]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. retenue "group of followers, state of service," lit. "that which is retained," from fem. pp. of retenir "to employ, to retain, hold back" (see retain).
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Example sentences
The king is made two or three times as large as his retinue or the vanquished
During the same period they have quadrupled their retinue of clerks.
In rooms reserved for the king and his retinue, the walls are covered with less
  intimidating figures.
The colonel and his retinue entered the hotel, climbed to the roof and seized
  the banner.
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