verb (used with object), can·on·ized, can·on·iz·ing.
- canons regular,
Origin of canonize
Examples from the Web for canonization
Her canonization was finalized in 1946, with the Vatican declaring her Patroness of Immigrants in 1950.
But De Niro gets as many mulligans as he wants on the path to canonization.
The deification of heroes changed into the canonization of saints.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV.|Thomas Paine
In the early ages of the Church there was no special form of canonization.Saint Bonaventure|Rev. Fr. Laurence Costelloe, O.F.M.
The canonization is not ratified in heaven, because heaven would not exist if it took place.Happiness in Purgatory|Anonymous
Canonization attained, however, all gets to be plain sailing with him.The Monikins|J. Fenimore Cooper
The veneration of the saint is much increased since his canonization.The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)|John Dryden
late 14c., from Medieval Latin canonizationem (nominative canonizatio), noun of action from past participle stem of canonizare (see canonize).
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.