- The definition of a retinue is a group made up of followers and people who work for a famous person.
An example of a retinue is most of the followers of a specific guru attending a retreat.
a body of assistants, followers, or servants attending a person of rank or importance; train of attendants or retainers
Origin of retinueMiddle English retenue ; from Old French feminine of retenu, past participle of retenir: see retain
The retainers or attendants accompanying a high-ranking person.
Origin of retinueMiddle English retenue, from Old French, from feminine past participle of retenir, to retain; see retain.
- A group of servants or attendants, especially of someone considered important.
- the queen’s retinues