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canonnoun

uk   us   /ˈkæn.ən/

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-/
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