noun, plural can·on·ries.
- canons regular,
Origin of canonry
Examples from the Web for canonry
He was 67 years of age, and was appointed to his canonry in 1867.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
In 1762, Mr. Mason was made precentor of York, to which preferment a canonry was annexed.
A year had scarcely elapsed before Innocent commanded the bishop to give a canonry in Lincoln cathedral to his infant nephew.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
His living was in Cornwall, but he added to it a canonry at Bristol.Old Picture Books|Alfred W. Pollard
The term is also applied to non-parochial ecclesiastical offices of a like tenure, such as a deanery, canonry, and archdeaconry.The Legal Position of the Clergy|P. V. Smith