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

  Geneva \Ge*ne"va\, prop. n.
     The chief city of Switzerland.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made
        and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560;
        London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in
        Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first
        which recognized the division into verses, and the first
        which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small
        quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's
        translation. Called also Genevan Bible.
  
     Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by
        representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva
        and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane
        regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded
        and the status of those who minister to them in war.
        Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and
        this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and
        the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention
        in 1865.
  
     Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground;
        -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
        [1913 Webster]

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.
        [1913 Webster]

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