regarding the Apocrypha
- becoming of dubious credibility
- of or from the Apocrypha
- with respect to the Apocrypha.
- perhaps not canonical. For this reason: Of skeptical authority; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; untrue.
1580s, "of skeptical credibility," from Apocrypha + -al (1). Middle English had apocrive (late 14c.) in same feeling.
(a.) with respect to the Apocrypha.
- (a.) Perhaps not canonical. Ergo: Of doubtful expert; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; untrue.
The apocryphal book, The Acts of Andrew, mentioned by Eusebius, Epiphanius and others, is generally attributed to Leucius the Gnostic. It was edited and published by C. Tischendorf in the Ada Apostolorum apocrypha (Leipzig, 1821).