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of or relating to Charles, especially Charles I and Charles II of England or their times.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

How does Caroline stack up against these esteemed politicians?
America’s Least Qualified Senators Benjamin Sarlin December 17, 2008

Being compared to Caroline Glick or the AIPAC crowd is never nice.
Who’s Afraid of Caroline Glick? Ahmed Moor May 23, 2012

Producers and writers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries will also be attending.
What to See at Comic-Con 2013 Anna Klassen July 16, 2013

Caroline Kennedy has mostly spent her life as a wife, a mother, and most ceremoniously, a daughter.
Uh, Qualified? Elizabeth Wurtzel December 13, 2008

I mean, wait, not pre-menopausal, sorry–that’s Caroline–she was hormonal ‘cause she was pregnant.
Teresa Giudice’s Crazy ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Journey Stacey Grenrock Woods July 10, 2012

Historical Examples

Caroline herself had engaged his services in the case, and he was faithful.
Cap’n Warren’s Wards Joseph C. Lincoln

Well, one day I was reading, and Aunt Caroline happened to come in.
Hildegarde’s Holiday Laura E. Richards

“He is very obliging, I am sure,” said Caroline with another little laugh.
Her Season in Bath Emma Marshall

I will also see Caroline Schimmel, and extract something from her.
Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau

Did it belong rightly to Belforest estate or to Caroline Brownlow?
Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge

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
of or relating to any other king called Charles

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.

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


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