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Extravagantes Constitutiones

or Extravagants. The papal constitutions of John XXII., and some few of his successors, supplemental to the “Corpus Juris Canonici.” So called because they were not ranged in order with the other papal constitutions, but were left “outwanderers” from the general code.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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