Definition of Extrinsic

1. Adjective. Not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside. "Looking for extrinsic aid"

Definition of Extrinsic

1. a. Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic.

Definition of Extrinsic

1. Adjective. external, separable from the thing itself, inessential ¹

2. Adjective. not belonging to, outside of ¹

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Definition of Extrinsic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Extrinsic

1. 1. Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; opposed to intrinsic. "The extrinsic aids of education and of artificial culture." (I. Taylor) 2. Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic. Origin: L. Extrinsecus; exter on the outside + secus otherwise, beside; akin to E. Second: cf. F. Extrinseque. See Exterior, Second. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Extrinsic

extrinsic (current term)
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Literary usage of Extrinsic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"So where a creditor gives a release of a joint debtor, and surrenders a note executed by the joint debtors, extrinsic evidence is inadmissible to show an ..."

2. Trial Evidence: The Rules of Evidence Applicable on the Trial of Civil by Austin Abbott (1880)
"Rebutting evidence^—But wherever extrinsic evidence ie admitted to negative the genuineness of the testamentary act, extrinsic evidence is admissible to ..."

3. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1899)
"extrinsic Evidence. — There is still another matter connected with the ... I refer to the admission of extrinsic evidence upon the question whether a ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"It may depend upon extrinsic facts. As was said in an Alabama case: "When the instrument does not appear to have any legal validity, nor show that another ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1919)
"Terms made certain by specific extrinsic reference. Kef- erence to extrinsic instruments or other- extrinsic facts may save a contract which would otherwise ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... if the language of a written instrument, when interpreted according to its primary- meaning, be insensible with reference to extrinsic circumstances, ..."

7. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1905)
"They forbid the admission of various sorts of evidence because some consideration extrinsic to the investigation of truth is regarded as more important and ..."

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