the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century a.d., and used as the authorized version of the Roman Catholic Church.
(lowercase) any commonly recognized text or version of a work.
of or relating to the Vulgate.
(lowercase) commonly used or accepted; common.
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How to use Vulgate in a sentence
The Vulgate translates: “Et obviabit illi quasi mater honorificata, et quasi mulier a virginitate suscipiet illum.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
I'd only accept it so far as it agrees with the Vulgate and the Codices.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
The Vulgate was a very ancient version of the Bible in Latin.A Week of Instruction and Amusement, | Mrs. Harley
All quotations from Scripture in this story are of course taken from the Vulgate, except those made by Jews.Earl Hubert's Daughter | Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for vulgate (1 of 2)
a commonly recognized text or version
everyday or informal speech; the vernacular
generally accepted; common
British Dictionary definitions for Vulgate (2 of 2)
(from the 13th century onwards) the fourth-century version of the Bible produced by Jerome, partly by translating the original languages, and partly by revising the earlier Latin text based on the Greek versions
(as modifier): the Vulgate version
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