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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
        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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Douay Bible \Dou"ay Bi"ble\ [From Douay, or Douai, a town in
     France.]
     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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