adjective Also ca·non·ic.
Origin of canonical
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Contemporary Examples of canonically
The canonically approved story of Hanukkah is an exceedingly strange one.The Real Story of Hanukkah
December 15, 2012
Historical Examples of canonically
If they were canonically and really excommunicated, then the question falls to the ground.The Phantom World
We were canonically elected and then elevated to the throne of St. Peter.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
The Moslems do not include French "fizz" amongst the canonically forbidden drinks.The Lion of Janina
The two next classes wear it and are canonically and ceremonially entitled.Cultus Arborum
That they are not canonically and absolutely truthful is perhaps not their fault.The Oriental Rug
William D. Ellwanger
early 15c., from Medieval Latin canonicalis, from Late Latin canonicus "according to rule," in Church Latin, "pertaining to the canon" (see canon (n.2)). Earlier was canonial (early 13c.).