One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Restraint in speech or behaviour; reserve; caution; self-control.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Warburton (1698–1779), bishop of Gloucester and religious controversialist. From French retenue restraint, caution, modesty (in speech or conduct), specifically sense of retenue.
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