a canon attached to a cathedral or collegiate church, though not necessarily a member of the chapter.
- Compare honorary canon.
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How to use minor canon in a sentence
The climax, in fact, as devised by Mr. Cuming Walters, is rather too dramatic for the comfort of a minor canon.The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot | Andrew Lang
Whenever the people wanted something difficult done for them, they always went to the minor canon.
They did not say whether or not they expected the minor canon to stay there also, and he did not ask them any thing about it.
There were only two good things in this town: the minor canon and the stone image of myself over your church-door.
The Griffin had lived for hundreds of years, and had seen much; and he told the minor canon many wonderful things.
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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