Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In canon law. Those decretal epistles which were published after the Clementines. They were so called because at first they were not digested or arranged with the other papal constitutions, but seemed to be, as it were, detached from the canon law They continued to be called by the same name when they wore afterwards inserted in the body of the canon law. The first extravagantes are those of Pope John XXII., successer of Clement V. The last collection was brought down to the year 1483, and was called the "Common Extravagantes," notwithstanding that they we:e likewise incorporated with the rest of the canon law. Enc. Lond.