Definition of Meiney
1. a retinue [n -S] - See also: retinue
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Literary usage of Meiney
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Mirror for magistrates: in five parts by William Baldwin, Richard Niccols, John Higgins (1815)
"... and his meiney,1 with* the murder of many ... 63. of other his fellowes lea Lewd meiney. 1576. ..."
2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1838)
"... Canterbury (through the multitude of his ' meiney) obteined the better : So that he not onely plucked the ' other out of his place, and (trampling upon ..."
3. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1841)
"... and but few who took any interest whatever in the antiquities of the country; but, fortunately, a few days after my arrival, Don Carlos meiney, ..."
4. A Discourse of the Common Weal of this Realm of England by Elizabeth Lamond, William Cunningham (1893)
"'meiney.' Dr Furnivall explains as 'the household' and refers to Chaucer, Knights Tale, 1. 400. 27. 'in' BS 'my' L. Page 4O, line 3. ..."
5. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"Meiny, household, retinue (Folios 1, 2, " meiney "; Quartos, " men ") ; II. iv. 35. Memories, memorials; IV. vii. 7. Merit, = desert, in a bad sense ..."