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noun

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
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minor canon

noun

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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