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  Words related to canon

Related / Similar Words: canyon

 

Definition:
  • a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired;
  • a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church;
  • a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy; "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society";
  • a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts;
  • a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall;
  • a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter;

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    Hyponyms: enigma canon, enigmatic canon, enigmatical canon, riddle canon, prebendary

     

    Derivational Morphology: canonize, canonise, saint

     

     
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