retient (1404)

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retient (1404)


[ FEW: *10,333b retinere; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  retenir (*); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

Though a possible derivation of retenir, the form may have been influenced by the synonymous restreite1.


1lawrestriction, withholding
( 1404 )  le dit roy Henry [...] dona [...] les manoirs [...] saunz aucune retient  iii 562
retenable  retenance  retencion  reteneil  retenement  reteneresce  retenour  retentif  retenir  retenue 
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