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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