Vulgate (n.) Look up Vulgate at Dictionary.com
Latin translation of the Bible, especially that completed in 405 by St. Jerome (c.340-420), c.1600, from Medieval Latin Vulgata, from Late Latin vulgata "common, general, ordinary, popular" (in vulgata editio "popular edition"), from Latin vulgata, fem. past participle of vulgare "make common or public, spread among the multitude," from vulgus "the common people" (see vulgar). So called because the translations made the book accessible to the common people of ancient Rome.