a canon attached to a cathedral or collegiate church, though not necessarily a member of the chapter.
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Origin of minor canon
First recorded in 1670–80
Words nearby minor canon
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British Dictionary definitions for minor canon
Church of England a clergyman who is attached to a cathedral to assist at daily services but who is not a member of the chapter
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