- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Apocrypha.
- of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.
Related formsa·poc·ry·phal·ly, adverba·poc·ry·phal·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for apocryphal
The quote is apocryphal, but that has not changed its significance for Army football players.
There are plenty of examples of Christians editing Jewish apocryphal traditions for their own communities.
Many of the quotes are mysteriously sourced, apocryphal, or misattributed.
Lovely stuff, but someone should tell the future congresswoman that every one of these quotes is apocryphal.Fire the Crackpots of Congress! (And Replace Them with New Crackpots!)|Michael Moynihan|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As far as regards Demosthenes, I think we may fairly conclude that the story is apocryphal.
Some of these are apocryphal, and not confirmed by the canonical scriptures of India.The Christ|John Eleazer Remsburg
Daniel, on the other hand, in the apocryphal Haggada, gets his dinner miraculously from the Prophet Habakkuk.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
The fourteen letters of Seneca to Paul, which are printed in the old editions of Seneca, are apocryphal.
The testimony of other apocryphal writings of early date might be adduced, but for the sake of brevity it is here omitted.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows