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Word: vernacular

Definition: living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular


Sentences Containing 'vernacular'

"At sunrise he summoned all hands; and separating those who had rebelled from those who had taken no part in the mutiny, he told the former that he had a good mind to flog them all round--thought, upon the whole, he would do so--he ought to--justice demanded it; but for the present, considering their timely surrender, he would let them go with a reprimand, which he accordingly administered in the vernacular.

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