vulgate

noun
vul·​gate | \ ˈvəl-ˌgāt How to pronounce vulgate (audio) , -gət \

Definition of vulgate

1 capitalized : a Latin version of the Bible authorized and used by the Roman Catholic Church
2 : a commonly accepted text or reading
3 : the speech of the common people and especially of uneducated people

First Known Use of vulgate

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vulgate

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

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“Vulgate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vulgate. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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