canonical

[ kuh-non-i-kuh l ]
/ kəˈnɒn ɪ kəl /
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adjective Also ca·non·ic.

noun

canonicals, garments prescribed by canon law for clergy when officiating.

Nearby words

  1. canon,
  2. canon city,
  3. canon law,
  4. canonchet,
  5. canoness,
  6. canonical age,
  7. canonical hour,
  8. canonically,
  9. canonicals,
  10. canonicate

Origin of canonical

1150–1200; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin canōnicālis, equivalent to canōnic(us) (see canon2) + -ālis -al1

Related formsca·non·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·ca·non·i·cal, adjective

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canonical

canonic

/ (kəˈnɒnɪkəl) /

adjective

belonging to or included in a canon of sacred or other officially recognized writings
belonging to or in conformity with canon law
according to recognized law; accepted
music in the form of a canon
of or relating to a cathedral chapter
of or relating to a canon (clergyman)
Derived Formscanonically, adverb

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