Pronunciation: (u-pok'ru-ful), [key]
1. of doubtful authorship or authenticity.
a. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Apocrypha.
b. of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.
3. false; spurious: He told an apocryphal story about the sword, but the truth was later revealed.
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