Definition of the Vulgate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Vulgate

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡeɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈvʌlɡət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvʌlɡət//
 
[singular]
 
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the main Latin version of the Bible prepared in the late 4th century Word Originfrom Latin vulgata (editio(n-)) ‘(edition) prepared for the public’, feminine past participle of vulgare, from vulgus ‘common people’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Vulgate