Retinentia


Retinentia
Term used of someone in the retinue of a lord or magnate. It did not distinguish between a follower, who owed his lord a life-time's service, and those who accompanied him on a particular campaign, in temporary employment. All members of the lord's *meinie could be counted within his retinentia but not the other way round. [< AnNor. retein < Lat. retineo = retain] -

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  • retinentia — /retanensh(iy)a/ A retinue, or persons retained by a prince or nobleman …   Black's law dictionary

  • Comitiva — Term used of a member of a king s or lord s *comitatus. He was a retainer and companion in arms. Cf. Meinie; Retinentia …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Meinie — AnNor. word for retainers or liveried dependants of a lord or magnate; the retinue or members of a household. The queen would also have her meinie, composed largely of women. Cf. Fautor; Manupast; Retinentia …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Meignie — AnNor. word for retainers or liveried dependants of a lord or magnate; the retinue or members of a household. The queen would also have her meinie, composed largely of women. Cf. Fautor; Manupast; Retinentia …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • FERRE — verbum in Vett. Sacris frequens. Arnob. adv. Gentes l. 7. ubi de coloribus victimarum, apud eas. Quod si vobis nulla religio est alba quaedam ferre et suos retinentiâ candores: ipsi vestras religiones dissolvitis. Pro offerre Sic tura ferre,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • retinenza — re·ti·nèn·za s.f. OB ritegno {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1320. ETIMO: dal lat. retinĕntĭa(m), der. di retinēre trattenere …   Dizionario italiano


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