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Glossary Items starting with 'V'

  • vassal

    A subordinate, often a king who is subject to a more powerful king or emperor.

  • virginal conception

    The notion that Mary became pregnant with Jesus without having had intercourse with a human man but rather was impregnated by God.

  • Vulgate

    The Latin-language translation of the Christian Bible (mostly from Hebrew and Greek) created primarily by Jerome.

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