What does the word apocrypha mean?

Usage examples for apocrypha

  1. May it not be possible, allowing these authors not to have written a sentence of apocrypha, that the fault lies not so much in human nature as in the satellites of Power breathing their corrupt atmosphere? – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. An illustrated Bible, with a wonderful Apocrypha, was flanked on one side by Volney's Ruins of Empire and on the other by Paine's Age of Reason, for the collector of the books had been a man of catholic taste as well as of inquiring mind, and no one who could have criticised his reading ever penetrated behind the cedar hedge. – The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
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