protocanonical

adjective pro·to·canonical \¦prōt(ˌ)ō+\

Definition of protocanonical

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting those books of the Bible accepted early into the biblical canon without serious controversy — compare deuterocanonical

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Origin and Etymology of protocanonical

New Latin protocanonicus protocanonical (from prot- + Late Latin canonicus belonging to the canon of Scripture) + English -al — more at canonic


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