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canonnoun [C]

us   /ˈkæn·ən/
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
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canonnoun

uk   /ˈkæn.ən/ 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
canonical
adjective uk   /kəˈnɒn.ɪ.kəl/ us   /kəˈnɑː.nɪ.kəl/
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