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Randolph

[ran-dolf, -duh lf] /ˈræn dɒlf, -dəlf/
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] /ˈdʒɛn ɪŋs/ (Show IPA),
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 listened in respectful silence, but entirely unconvinced.

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  • The acquittal of Chase was, therefore, a judgment against Randolph.

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  • If Mrs. Randolph and her daughters were there, they had retired.

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  • Benjamin, Mallory, Randolph, Meminger—they are all good men.

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  • It was on the second afternoon of headache and sore throat that Mrs. Randolph came to the rescue.

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British Dictionary definitions for Randolph

Randolph

/ˈrændɒlf; -dəlf/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for Randolph

masc. proper name, from Old Norse Rannulfr "shield-wolf" and Frankish *Rannulf "raven-wolf," both brought to England by the Normans.

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