Definition of family bible in English:

family bible


  • A bible designed to be used at family prayers, typically one with space on its flyleaves for recording important family events.

    • ‘On a shelf in his study stands a great, leather-bound family bible.’
    • ‘He also looks at the genealogy in the family bible that shows his parents crossed out.’
    • ‘After Tom's death, his name is written inside the cover of the family bible where dates of birth, marriage, and death are all recorded.’
    • ‘Important occasions like births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths were carefully recorded in their big black family bibles.’
    • ‘A magnificent Stevenson family bible holds ancient birth certificates - and weighs a ton when you pick it up.’