What does the word extraneous mean?

Usage examples for extraneous

  1. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 3. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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