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[kar-uh-lee-uh n] /ˌkær əˈli ən/
characteristic of the time of Charles I and II of England:
a Carolean costume.
Origin of Carolean
1645-55; < Medieval Latin Carolae(us) (Carol(us) Charles + Latin -aeus adj. suffix) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The p. 13supposed connexion with the Carolean Chief Justice is more than doubtful.

  • A Carolean pulpit stood against a pillar, with reading-desk and clerk's box underneath.

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • Other collectors prefer the term Carolean for a portion of the above period, which is equally misleading.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden

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