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  Definition of canon
  1. a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired
  2. a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
  3. a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy; "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"
  4. a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
  5. a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  6. a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
Similar Words: canyon

 

Hyponyms: enigma canon, enigmatic canon, enigmatical canon, riddle canon, prebendary

 

Derivational Morphology: canonize, canonise, saint

 

 
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