canonical age

  1. the age specified by canon law when a person becomes eligible to participate in a certain rite or hold a certain office.

Words Nearby canonical age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use canonical age in a sentence

  • 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