Deuterocanonical

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deuterocanonical Pertaining to a second canon, or ecclesiastical writing of inferior authority; -- said of the Apocrypha, certain Epistles, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deuterocanonical Forming or belonging to a second canon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Deuterocanonical dū′tėr-o-ka-non′ik-al pertaining to a second canon of inferior authority—the O. T. Apocrypha and the N. T. Antilegomena.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. second + E. canonical,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. deuteros, second, kanōn, rule.