canonry

[kan-uh n-ree]

noun, plural can·on·ries.

the office or benefice of a canon.

Nearby words

  1. canonicity,
  2. canonicus,
  3. canonist,
  4. canonization,
  5. canonize,
  6. canons regular,
  7. canonsburg,
  8. canonship,
  9. canoodle,
  10. canopic

Origin of canonry

First recorded in 1475–85; canon2 + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for canonry

canonry

noun plural -ries

the office, benefice, or status of a canon
canons collectively

Word Origin for canonry

C15: from canon ² + -ry

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