- 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.
retinue definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English retenue ; from Old French feminine of retenu, past participle of retenir: see retain
retinue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English retenue, from Old French, from feminine past participle of retenir, to retain; see retain.