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vade mecum

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noun va·de me·cum \ˌvā-dē-ˈmē-kəm, ˌvä-dē-ˈmā-\

Definition of vade mecum

plural vade mecums

  1. 1 :  a book for ready reference :  manual

  2. 2 :  something regularly carried about by a person



Origin of vade mecum

Latin, go with me


First Known Use: 1629


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