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 for Bible Society
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
        Bible.
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     3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any
        religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan
        Bible.
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     4. (Fig.) a book with an authoritative exposition of some
        topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
        [PJC]
  
     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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