Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

vulgate

play
noun vul·gate \ˈvəl-ˌgāt, -gət\

Definition of vulgate

  1. 1 capitalized :  a Latin version of the Bible authorized and used by the Roman Catholic Church

  2. 2 :  a commonly accepted text or reading

  3. 3 :  the speech of the common people and especially of uneducated people



Origin and Etymology of vulgate

Medieval Latin vulgata, from Late Latin vulgata editio edition in general circulation


First Known Use: 1728


Learn More about vulgate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up vulgate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!