/ (kəˈnɒnɪkəlz) /

pl n
  1. the vestments worn by clergy when officiating

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How to use canonicals in a sentence

  • Before I could determine what to do, a clergyman made his appearance in full canonicals from the vestry door, followed by a clerk.

  • I trembled for the excellent man in full canonicals—I even trembled for the clerk.

  • He was fond of lords and great ladies, and levees, and canonicals, and of having the verger to walk before him.

    The Town | Leigh Hunt
  • Frequently the clergyman would be standing upon an old cask, arrayed in full canonicals, as a divine of the Church of England.

    Redburn. His First Voyage | Herman Melville
  • The clergyman entered in his canonicals, and we walked in a little procession into another room, where the coffin was placed.