The first English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible authorized by the Roman Catholic Church. The Old Testament was published in 1582, the New Testament in 1609-10.
(proper) An English version of the Bible translated from the Latin Vulgate edition for the use of Roman Catholics: the New Testament was orig. published at Reims (1582) and the Old Testament at Douai (1609-10)
Origin of douay-bible
- After Douai
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition