[doo-ey; French dwe]
a city in N France, SE of Calais.
Also, Douay. Unabridged
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Douai (ˈduːeɪ, French dwɛ)
an industrial city in N France: the political and religious centre of exiled English Roman Catholics in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pop: 42 796 (1999)

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or Douay, 1837, name of town in northern France, used elliptically in ref. to the Eng. translation of the Bible begun there late 16c., sanctioned by Roman Catholic Church. [Also called Rheims-Douai translation because it was published in Rheims in 1582]. It uses more Latinate words than the KJV.
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