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canon

noun [C]  /ˈkæn·ən/ us  
a principle or law, or a set of these, esp. in a Christian church: The canon for lawyers has clear restrictions. music the repetition of a musical pattern after it has been sung or played once, although not always in the same octave or by the same instrument
Translations of “canon”
in Spanish canon, canónigo, obra básica…
in French canon, chanoine…
in German die Regel, der Kanon, der Domherr…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牧師, 法政牧師…
in Russian каноник…
in Turkish katedralde görevli rahip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牧师, 大教堂教士…
in Polish kanonik…
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