Definition of Retinue

1. Noun. The group following and attending to some important person.

Exact synonyms: Cortege, Entourage, Suite
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Terms within: Bodyguard
Specialized synonyms: Court, Royal Court



Definition of Retinue

1. n. The body of retainers who follow a prince or other distinguished person; a train of attendants; a suite.

Definition of Retinue

1. Noun. A group of servants or attendants, especially of someone considered important. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A service relationship. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retinue

1. a group of attendants [n -S] : RETINUED [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retinue

retinopiesis
retinoschises
retinoschisis
retinoscope
retinoscopes
retinoscopies
retinoscopy
retinotectal
retinotomy
retinotopic
retinotopically
retint
retinted
retinting
retints
retinue (current term)
retinued
retinues
retinula
retinulae
retinular
retinulas
retinulate
retinyl
retinyl phosphate
retinylamine
retinyls
retinæ
retiped
retiracies

Literary usage of Retinue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The individuals accompanying an envoy offi- Different cially, or in his private service, or as members of his family, or as couriers, compose his retinue. ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"... was made a prisoner of war by the latter and not released till 1736, although France protested.1 XI THE retinue OF DIPLOMATIC ENVOYS Vattel, IV. ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"The individuals accompanying an envoy officially, or in his private service, or as members of • his family, or as couriers, compose his retinue. ..."

4. The Law of Nations; Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel (1863)
"The persons in a foreign minister's retinue, being inde- \ 124. The pendent of the jurisdiction of the country, cannot be taken ..."

5. The American Diplomatic Code Embracing a Collection of Treaties and by Jonathan Elliot, United States (1834)
"It belongs to th« two sovereigns to fix on the degree of jurisdiction that the minister shall exercise over his retinue; for this point is very far from ..."

6. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"Just at that moment the Cardinal's retinue arrived, and I was glad enough to travel with their escort safely to Viterbo. From that place onward I had no ..."

7. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1852)
"The persons in a foreign minister's retinue, being inde- ? 124. The pendent of the jurisdiction of the country, cannot be taken ambassa- into custody or ..."

8. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"THE WIDOW'S retinue. Little dogs and all! LEAK. ... which I derived from witnessing the unpacking of her carriage, and the disposing of her retinue. ..."

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