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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bi·ble n.
 1. A book. [Obs.]
 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.
 3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any religion; as, the Koran is often called the Muslim Bible.
 Bible Society, an association for securing the multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.
 Douay Bible. See Douay Bible.
 Geneva Bible. See under Geneva.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ge·ne·va prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland.
 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 In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation.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.