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canonical age

noun, Ecclesiastical.
1.
the age specified by canon law when a person becomes eligible to participate in a certain rite or hold a certain office.
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  • Having reached the canonical age, he was elevated to the dignity of Patzin.

    The Life or Legend of Gaudama Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
  • For even when I knew her Madame had long passed the canonical age, and must now be verging on the three-score years and ten.

    Sweethearts at Home S. R. Crockett

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