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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The first English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible authorized by the Roman Catholic Church. The Old Testament was published in 1582, the New Testament in 1609-10. Also called Douay Version.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A translation of the Scriptures into the English language for the use of English-speaking Roman Catholics; -- done from the Latin Vulgate by English scholars resident in France. The New Testament portion was published at Rheims, A. D. 1582, the Old Testament at Douai, A. D. 1609-10. Various revised editions have since been published.
  • n. See Douay Bible.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars

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After Douai .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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