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[kar-uh-lahyn, -lin]
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  1. of or relating to Charles, especially Charles I and Charles II of England or their times.
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Origin of Caroline1

1645–55; < Medieval LatinCarolīnus, equivalent to Carol(us) Charles + -īnus -ine1


[kar-uh-lin, -lahyn]
  1. a female given name.
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Carolean (ˌkærəˈliːən)

  1. Also called: Carolinian characteristic of or relating to Charles I or Charles II, kings of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the society over which they ruled, or their government
  2. of or relating to any other king called Charles
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Word Origin and History for caroline


1650s, "of or pertaining to a Charles," from French, from Latin Carolus "Charles" (see Charles). Especially of Charlemagne, or, in English history, Charles I and Charles II.

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fem. proper name, from French, from Italian Carolina, originally a fem. adjective from Medieval Latin Carolus "Charles" (see Charles).

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