vulgate

noun
vul·​gate | \ˈvəl-ˌgāt, -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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