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Carolean

[kar-uh-lee-uh n]
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  1. characteristic of the time of Charles I and II of England: a Carolean costume.
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Origin of Carolean

1645–55; < Medieval Latin Carolae(us) (Carol(us) Charles + Latin -aeus adj. suffix) + -an
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Examples from the Web for carolean

Historical Examples

  • The p. 13supposed connexion with the Carolean Chief Justice is more than doubtful.

    The Early Life of Mark Rutherford

    Mark Rutherford

  • 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.