Protocanonical Pro`to*ca*non"ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to the first canon, or that which contains the authorized collection of the books of Scripture; -- opposed to {deutero-canonical}. [1913 Webster]

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  • protocanonical — |prōd.(ˌ)ō+ adjective Etymology: New Latin protocanonicus protocanonical (from prot + Late Latin canonicus belonging to the canon of Scripture) + English al more at canonic : of, relating to, or constituting those books of the Bible accepted… …   Useful english dictionary

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