Definition of canonry in English:

canonry

Syllabification: can·on·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈkanənrē
 
/

noun (plural canonries)

The office or benefice of a canon.
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  • In the Church, nobles occupied all bishoprics and all the choicest abbacies and canonries, and under Louis XVI it became a matter of policy that they should.
  • The Bishop of Lincoln granted him the canonry and prebend of Leighton Bromswold, a living which was an easy yoke in terms of duties, affording him the chance to serve in a manner he felt consistent with his powers.
  • This chair is linked to a canonry in the ancient cathedral of Durham, and it was held earlier in the twentieth century by Michael Ramsey.

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