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deuterocanonical books

plural noun
1.
the books of the Bible regarded by the Roman Catholic Church as canonical but not universally acknowledged as such in the early church, including, in the Old Testament, most of the Protestant Apocrypha.
Origin of deuterocanonical books
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; deutero- + canonical
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