adjective Also ca·non·ic.
Origin of canonical
Related formsca·non·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·ca·non·i·cal, adjective
Examples from the Web for canonically
The canonically approved story of Hanukkah is an exceedingly strange one.
We were canonically elected and then elevated to the throne of St. Peter.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
But he declined the honour, and he was nominated to the English primacy as soon as Stigand had been canonically deposed .
Though they be not yet one canonically, thanks to your soldiership, the earl is her liege lord, and she is his liege lady.Maid Marian|Thomas Love Peacock
His principle evidently was, that it was far better for men to be uncanonically saved than canonically damned.A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield|John Charles Ryle
Only a few weeks later Andronicus restored to office a bishop of Ephesus who had been canonically deposed.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen