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[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
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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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