Definition of canonry in English:

canonry

Line breaks: can|on¦ry
Pronunciation: /ˈkanənri
 
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noun (plural canonries)

  • The office or benefice of a canon: he settled into a gigantic house which went with the canonry
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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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