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 for 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Douay Bible
      n 1: an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic
           scholars [syn: Douay Bible, Douay Version, Douay-
           Rheims Bible, Douay-Rheims Version, Rheims-Douay
           Bible, Rheims-Douay Version]

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