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  • n. Certain writings which are received by some Christians as an authentic part of the Holy Scriptures, but are rejected by others.
  • n. Something, as a writing, that is of doubtful authorship or authority; -- formerly used also adjectively. - John Locke.

Etymologies

Latin apocryphus "apocryphal", from Ancient Greek ἀπόκρυφος (apocruphos, "hidden, obscure"). (Wiktionary)

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