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extracanonical

[ ek-struh-kuh-non-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌɛk strə kəˈnɒn ɪ kəl /
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adjective Ecclesiastical.

not included in the canon of Scripture.

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Origin of extracanonical

First recorded in 1825–35; extra- + canonical
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Example sentences from the Web for extracanonical

  • We spoke above of the new conception of the relation of the canonical literature of the New Testament to the extracanonical.

British Dictionary definitions for extracanonical

extracanonical
/ (ˌɛkstrəkəˈnɒnɪkəl) /

adjective

Christianity not included in the canon of Scripture
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