meiny
noun (plural meinies) Etymology: Middle English meynie, from Anglo-French mesnee — more at menial Date: 13th century 1. archaic retinue, company 2. chiefly Scottish multitude

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  • meiny — meiny, meine, or meinie /miyn(iy)/ In old English law, a household; staff or suite of attendants; a retinue; particularly, the royal household …   Black's law dictionary

  • meiny — meiny, meine, or meinie /miyn(iy)/ In old English law, a household; staff or suite of attendants; a retinue; particularly, the royal household …   Black's law dictionary

  • meiny — ˈmānē, ni noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English meynie (also, household, family) more at menial 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meiny — Meine Mein e, Meiny Mein y,, n. [OF. maisni[ e]e, maisnie. See {Menial}.] 1. A family, including servants, etc.; household; retinue; train. [Obs.] Chaucer. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Company; band; army. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meiny — /may nee/, n., pl. meinies. 1. Archaic. a group or suite of attendants, followers, dependents, etc. 2. Scot. Archaic. a multitude; crowd. Also, meinie. [1250 1300; ME meynee household < OF meyne, mesnie, mesnede < VL *mansionata. See MANSION,… …   Universalium

  • meiny —   n. household, retinue …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • meiny, meine, or meinie — /miyn(iy)/ In old English law, a household; staff or suite of attendants; a retinue; particularly, the royal household …   Black's law dictionary

  • meiny, meine, or meinie — /miyn(iy)/ In old English law, a household; staff or suite of attendants; a retinue; particularly, the royal household …   Black's law dictionary

  • meine — meiny, meine, or meinie /miyn(iy)/ In old English law, a household; staff or suite of attendants; a retinue; particularly, the royal household …   Black's law dictionary

  • meinie — meiny, meine, or meinie /miyn(iy)/ In old English law, a household; staff or suite of attendants; a retinue; particularly, the royal household …   Black's law dictionary

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