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Vulgate Syllabification: Vul·gate
Pronunciation: /ˈvəlˌɡāt/

Definition of Vulgate in English:


1The principal Latin version of the Bible, prepared mainly by St. Jerome in the late 4th century, and (as revised in 1592) adopted as the official text for the Roman Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • Westcott claimed that the English Bible was greater than the Vulgate because nobody had died for the latter.
  • The texts were taken from the Vulgate and elaborated with original material, while the stories were essentially dramatic - Jonah and the Whale, the Judgment of Solomon, and so on.
  • The subversive power of printing is illustrated by Martin Luther's translation of the Latin Vulgate (15??)
1.1 (vulgate) A commonly recognized text or edition, as of the Iliad.
2 (vulgate) [in singular] Common or colloquial speech: I required a new, formal language in which to address him, not the vulgate
More example sentences
  • The poem goes from the poet's gibberish to the gibberish of the vulgate and back again.
  • Myles na gCopaleen was just one of the pen-names used by a gentleman from Strabane in the county Tyrone named Brian O Nuallain, or just plain Brian O'Nolan in the vulgate.


From Latin vulgata (editio) '(edition) prepared for the public', feminine past participle of vulgare, from vulgus 'common people'.

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