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canon

noun uk   /ˈkæn.ən/ us  

canon noun (PRIEST)

[C] mainly UK a Christian priest with special duties in a cathedral

canon noun (STANDARD)

[C usually plural] formal or specialized religion a rule, principle, or law, especially in the Christian Church

canon noun (WRITINGS)

[C usually singular] specialized literature all the writings or other works known to be by a particular person: the Shakespearean canon
canonical
adjective uk   /kəˈnɒn.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈnɑː.nɪ-/
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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