[ uhn-kuh-non-i-kuhl ]

  1. not in accordance with canons or rules.

  2. not belonging to the canon of Scripture.

Origin of uncanonical

First recorded in 1625–35; un-1 + canonical

Other words from uncanonical

  • un·ca·non·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby uncanonical

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How to use uncanonical in a sentence

  • If, on the contrary, he does feel the peculiar, unclassic attraction of the author he may or may not enjoy the uncanonical books.

    Instigations | Ezra Pound
  • Mr. O'Connell, alarmed at the import of a command so fatal, pronounced the rescript "uncanonical."

    The Felon's Track | Michael Doheny
  • His view of the importance of merely canonical prohibitions is illustrated by his own uncanonical marriage.

    Ten Tudor Statesmen | Arthur D. Innes
  • It is a striking passage; and there are many such in the uncanonical books.

  • A harp, and other matters of a very uncanonical appearance, were also visible when this dark recess was opened.

    Ivanhoe | Walter Scott