Definition of vade mecum in English:

vade mecum

Line breaks: vade mecum
Pronunciation: /ˌvɑːdi ˈmeɪkəm
 
, ˌveɪdi, ˈmiːkəm/

noun

A handbook or guide that is kept constantly at hand for consultation: his book is an excellent vade mecum for writers
More example sentences
  • Every generation of young Christians needs a vade mecum to guide them through their times.
  • Legal Lynching is a convenient vade mecum on the death penalty, descriptive as well as critical.
  • This is a very impressive publication that should become a vade mecum to all those interested in Scottish history.
Synonyms
handbook, companion, manual, guide, guidebook, reference book, instruction book, ABC, primer
informal bible

Origin

early 17th century: modern Latin, literally 'go with me'.

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