asa p. randolph

Randolph

[ran-dolf, -duhlf]
noun
1.
A(sa) Philip, 1889–1979, U.S. labor leader: president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1925–68.
2.
Edmund Jennings [jen-ings] , 1753–1813, U.S. statesman: first U.S. Attorney General 1789–94; secretary of state 1794–95.
3.
John, 1773–1833, U.S. statesman and author.
4.
a town in E Massachusetts, S of Boston.
5.
a male given name.
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Randolph (ˈrændɒlf, -dəlf)
 
n
1.  Edmund Jennings, 1753--1813, US politician. He was a member of the convention that framed the US constitution (1787), attorney general (1789--94), and secretary of state (1794--95)
2.  John, called Randolph of Roanoke. 1773--1833, US politician, noted for his eloquence: in 1820 he opposed the Missouri Compromise that outlawed slavery
3.  Sir Thomas; 1st Earl of Moray. Died 1332, Scottish soldier: regent after the death of Robert the Bruce (1329)

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Randolph
masc. proper name, from O.N. Rannulfr "shield-wolf" and Frank. *Rannulf "raven-wolf," both brought to England by the Normans.
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