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canon1 British & World English

A general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged

canon2 British & World English

A member of the clergy who is on the staff of a cathedral, especially one who is a member of the chapter

cañon British & World English

Archaic spelling of canyon.

canon English Thesaurus

the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity

canon New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

general rule or principle

canon of the Mass in canon1 British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) the part of the Mass containing the words of consecration

in canon British & World English

With different parts successively beginning the same melody

canon law British & World English

Ecclesiastical law, especially (in the Roman Catholic Church) that laid down by papal pronouncements

crab canon British & World English

Another term for canon cancrizans.

minor canon British & World English

A member of the Christian clergy who assists in the daily services of a cathedral but is not a member of the chapter

canon cancrizans British & World English

A canon in which the theme or subject is repeated backwards in the second part

in canon in canon1 British & World English

With different parts successively beginning the same melody

canon regular in canon2 British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a member of certain orders of clergy that live communally according to an ecclesiastical rule in the same way as monks

regular canon in canon2 British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a member of certain orders of clergy that live communally according to an ecclesiastical rule in the same way as monks


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