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[ek-struh-kuh-non-i-kuh l]
adjective Ecclesiastical.
  1. 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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Historical Examples of extracanonical

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

    Edward Caldwell Moore

    Edward Moore

British Dictionary definitions for extracanonical


  1. Christianity not included in the canon of Scripture
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