douay bible

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bible \Bi"ble\ (b[imac]"b'l), n. [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr.
   Gr. bibli`a, pl. of bibli`on, dim. of bi`blos, by`blos, book,
   prop. Egyptian papyrus.]
   1. A book. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   2. The Book by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which
      is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of
      divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in
      the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of
      the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted
      sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay
      Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of
      writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical
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   3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any
      religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan
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   4. (Fig.) a book with an authoritative exposition of some
      topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.

   Bible Society, an association for securing the
      multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.

   Douay Bible. See Douay Bible.

   Geneva Bible. See under Geneva.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Douay Bible \Dou"ay Bi"ble\ [From Douay, or Douai, a town in
   A translation of the Scriptures into the English language for
   the use of English-speaking Roman Catholics; -- done from the
   Latin Vulgate by English scholars resident in France. The New
   Testament portion was published at Rheims, A. D. 1582, the
   Old Testament at Douai, A. D. 1609-10. Various revised
   editions have since been published. [Written also {Doway
   Bible}. Called also the Rheims and Douay version.]
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