- noun /ˈmeɪni/
whan they in the castell wyste how Sir Palomydes had sped, there was a joyfull mayné.b) A retinue.
That, for the tirant is of gretter myght, / By force of meynee, for to sleen dounright, / And brennen hous and hoom, and make al playn, / Lo, therfore is he cleped a capitayn; / And for the outlawe hath but smal meynee, / And may nat doon so greet an harm as he, / Ne brynge a contree to so greet mescheef, / Men clepen hym an outlawe or a theef.
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meinie — or meiny [mā′nē] n. pl. meinies [mā′ēz] 〚ME menie < OFr meisniee: see MENIAL〛 1. Obs. feudal retainers or attendants, collectively; retinue or household 2 … Universalium
meinie — or meiny [mā′nē] n. pl. meinies [mā′ēz] [ME menie < OFr meisniee: see MENIAL] 1. Obs. feudal retainers or attendants, collectively; retinue or household 2. Scot. a crowd; throng; multitude … English World dictionary
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
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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