Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late Middle English from Old French retenue, feminine past participle (used as a noun) of retenir 'keep back, retain'
Synonyms
  • band
  • cortege
  • crew
  • escort
  • following
  • procession
  • suite
  • train
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
a body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage; suite
Example
A) Taylor Swift travels with a retinue of security guards and members of her team. B) The President's retinue was keeping a close watch on their surroundings.
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