verb (used with object), can·on·ized, can·on·iz·ing.
- canons regular,
Origin of canonize
Examples from the Web for canonised
He saw the eternally human beneath the masks of canonised and apotheosised individuals.August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt|L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
The calendar of the canonised has come in handy for the christening of churches.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
So for every commonplace marriage there is a canonised love, and the story is told in the old Greek civilisation by the Hetairæ.The Kempton-Wace Letters|Jack London
One of the last of our English saints to be canonised, his life is not inferior in interest to that of any of his predecessors.The Priestly Vocation|Bishop Bernard Ward
It is in his character of canonised saint and martyr that I have to speak of him here.
late 14c., "to place in the canon or calendar of saints," from Old French cannonisier and directly from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon "church rule" (see canon (n.1)). Related: Canonized; cannonizing.