But this could hardly be, for the king would not canonize himself, and it is he who will name them when founding them.
It was he who prevailed upon the Pope to canonize Archbishop Anselm.
Not satisfied with three Gods, they must canonize and deify men and make saints and demi-gods.
Those who thus try to canonize Burns are no true friends to his memory.
How are we to reconcile this sacrilegious classification with the dogmas of the church, which canonize two blacks, viz.
You will still be Saint Hilda, whatever church may canonize you.
The Democracy, through all its organs, hastened to canonize him as one of the saints of its calendar.
Except in the case of new songs, do let us off with the chord, and we'll canonize you as a model of self-restraint and good sense.
There is no doubt that Shelley enthusiasts decried the father too much in their efforts to canonize the son.
Six several attempts were made, at various times, to canonize Capistrano, but the fates were against it.
late 14c., "to place in the canon or calendar of saints," from Old French cannonisier and directly from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon "church rule" (see canon (n.1)). Related: Canonized; cannonizing.