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Caroline

[kar-uh-lahyn, -lin] /ˈkær əˌlaɪn, -lɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Charles, especially Charles I and Charles II of England or their times.
Also, Carolinian.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Medieval Latin Carolīnus, equivalent to Carol(us) Charles + -īnus ine1

Caroline

[kar-uh-lin, -lahyn] /ˈkær ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Caroline

Caroline

/ˈkærəˌlaɪn/
adjective
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

caroline

adj.

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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