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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(Extravagantes), a name given to decretal epistles of the popes issued after Gratian's Decretum, and not contained in that work ( (See CANON LAW), ). They were therefore called extra decretunm vagantes, or, briefly, extravagantes; and this name was still given to them after their insertion in the body of the canon law. For an account of the different collections of extravagantes, (See CANON, LAW).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Extravagants'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/e/extravagants.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.