To have at one's retinue
Retinue Ret"i*nue, n. [OE. retinue, OF. retinue, fr. retenir to retain, engage, hire. See {Retain}.] The body of retainers who follow a prince or other distinguished person; a train of attendants; a suite. [1913 Webster]

Others of your insolent retinue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

What followers, what retinue canst thou gain? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To have at one's retinue}, to keep or employ as a retainer; to retain. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Retinue — Ret i*nue, n. [OE. retinue, OF. retinue, fr. retenir to retain, engage, hire. See {Retain}.] The body of retainers who follow a prince or other distinguished person; a train of attendants; a suite. [1913 Webster] Others of your insolent retinue.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egil’s Saga —    by Snorri Sturluson? (ca. 1230)    One of the longest and most acclaimed of the Icelandic family SAGAS, Egil’s Saga tells the story of an enigmatic protagonist, Egil, son of Skallagrim. One of Iceland’s most famous SKALDIC poets, Egil was a… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • The Pilgrim's Progress — For the Kula Shaker album, see Pilgrims Progress (album). The Pilgrim s Progress   …   Wikipedia

  • Henry IV of France's wives and mistresses — played a significant role in the politics of his reign. Both Henry (1553–1610) and his first wife Marguerite of Valois, whom he married in 1572, were repeatedly unfaithful to each other, and the collapse of their marriage led to their… …   Wikipedia

  • King John's Palace — viewed from the south east King John s Palace, King s Clipstone is the remains of a once magnificent medieval royal palace in north west Nottinghamshire. The name King John s Palace has been used since the 18th century, prior to that the site was …   Wikipedia

  • FROM THE DESTRUCTION TO ALEXANDER — the restoration ezra nehemiah The Restoration The destruction of the Temple constituted a double crisis. Not only were the people cast off the land but the Divine Presence departed from Jerusalem (Ezek. 10:19; 11:23). Once the city was bereft of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • A Passage to India — Infobox Book | name = A Passage to India title orig = translator = image caption = TSP Book Club 1995 edition (paperback) author = E.M. Forster illustrator = cover artist = country = England language = English series = subject = genre = Novel… …   Wikipedia

  • Cox's Bazar — Location of Cox s Bazar in Bangladesh …   Wikipedia

  • Alexander the Great's personal relationships — Alexander the Great s lifelong companion was Hephaestion, the son of a Macedonian noble. Hephaistion was Alexander s closest friend, and held the position of second in command of Alexander s forces until his death, which devastated Alexander.… …   Wikipedia

  • MODERN TIMES – TO 1880 — introduction dawn of the enlightenment influence of mercantilist absolutism on jewish status arguments for toleration moses mendelssohn egalitarianism and emancipation in the u.s. the french revolution napoleon bonaparte and the french sanhedrin… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”