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 for Retinue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           Others of your insolent retinue.         --Shak.
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           What followers, what retinue canst thou gain? --Milton.
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     To have at one's retinue, to keep or employ as a retainer;
        to retain. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the group following and attending to some important person
           [syn: cortege, retinue, suite, entourage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "retinue":
     attendance, attendant, attendants, body of retainers, cohort,
     company, convoy, cortege, court, crew, employees, entourage,
     escort, follower, followers, following, force, gang, groupies,
     help, hired help, men, parasite, personnel, rout, satellite,
     servantry, staff, suite, the help, train

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