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[ran-dolf, -duh lf] /ˈræn dɒlf, -dəlf/
A(sa) Philip, 1889–1979, U.S. labor leader: president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1925–68.
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.
John, 1773–1833, U.S. statesman and author.
a town in E Massachusetts, S of Boston.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Randolph listened in respectful silence, but entirely unconvinced.

    Trevethlan: (Vol 2 of 3) William Davy Watson
  • The acquittal of Chase was, therefore, a judgment against Randolph.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
  • If Mrs. Randolph and her daughters were there, they had retired.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • Benjamin, Mallory, Randolph, Meminger—they are all good men.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • It was on the second afternoon of headache and sore throat that Mrs. Randolph came to the rescue.

    The Girl from Arizona Nina Rhoades
British Dictionary definitions for Randolph


/ˈrændɒlf; -dəlf/
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)
John, called Randolph of Roanoke. 1773–1833, US politician, noted for his eloquence: in 1820 he opposed the Missouri Compromise that outlawed slavery
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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