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

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