In canon law. Those decretal epistles which were published afterthe Clementines. They were so called because at first they were not digested orarranged with the other papal constitutions, but seemed to be, as it were, detachedfrom the canon iaw They continued to be calledby the same name when they were afterwards inserted in the body of the canon law.The first extravagantes are those of Pope John XXII., succcssor of Clement V. The lastcollection was brought down to the year 14S3. and was called the “Common Extravagantes.”notwithstanding that they were likewise incorporated with the rest of thecanon law. Enc. Lond.

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