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vernacular

(vər-năk′yə-lər)
n.
1.
a. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
b. A variety of such everyday language specific to a social group or region: the vernaculars of New York City.
2. The specialized vocabulary of a particular trade, profession, or group: in the legal vernacular.
3. The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal.
adj.
1. Native to or commonly spoken by the members of a particular country or region.
2. Using the native language of a region, especially as distinct from the literary language: a vernacular poet.
3. Relating to or expressed in the native language or dialect.
4. Of or being an indigenous building style using local materials and traditional methods of construction and ornament, especially as distinguished from academic or historical architectural styles.
5. Occurring or existing in a particular locality; endemic: a vernacular disease.
6. Relating to or designating the common, nonscientific name of a biological species.

ver·nac′u·lar·ly adv.
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For example, two progressive NGOs in New York City that I studied, Voices of Women and the Human Rights Project of the Urban Justice Center, vernacularized human rights as a way of challenging violence against women.
Following in the traditions in which he was taught, the church Kivebulaya founded can be characterized, to use Wild-Wood's terms, first as "gerontocratic," meaning that the eldest members claimed authority over church matters; second as "male-dominated," meaning that liturgical as well as pastoral initiative remained in the hands of men; third as "vernacularized," meaning that at most points the Anglican Church experience had been fused (acculturated) with the Hema cultural experience (42).
Throughout this contribution, traditional taxon names are avoided, and 'vernacularized' names preferred (for example, orthopterans rather than Orthoptera; in addition, all taxon names are written in italics under cladotypic nomenclature).
what it means to be modern is vernacularized or is reconstituted locally on many levels at the same time, yet vernacular itself is objectified according to new types of imaginaries and sensibilities made available by the new political economy and ideoscapes of modernity."