Medieval Term of the Day: Retinue

Retinue
Pronunciation: [ret-n-oo, -yoo]
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English retenue, from Anglo-French, from feminine of retenu, past participle of retenir to retain

a) small troop of fighting men of all types raised on the estate of a knight

b) body of persons “retained” in the service of a noble or royal personage

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