Definition of retinue noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈretɪnjuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈretənuː//
[countable + singular or plural verb]
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a group of people who travel with an important person to provide help and support synonym entourage a retinue of advisers and bodyguards Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French retenue, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of retenir ‘keep back, retain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: retinue