Definition of retinue in English:
A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person.
- They received yearly subsidies that allowed them to entertain a large retinue of personal followers, called buccellarii after the superior type of bread they received compared to ordinary soldiers.
- I am travelling to the capital to meet with the King tomorrow, you will accompany my retinue and I will give you the details of the mission once we reach the capital city.
- In 1953 he was invited with a retinue of six people to Paris, and his son and successor, Moro Naaba Kougri, was later accorded the same privilege.
late Middle English: from Old French retenue, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of retenir 'keep back, retain'.
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