extracanonical

adjective
ex·​tra·​canonical

Definition of extracanonical

: being outside the body of officially accepted writings : not included in a list of authorized books specifically : being outside a canon of books held to be sacred an extracanonical writing

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“Extracanonical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extracanonical. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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