Canonised



Ecclesiastical. to place in the canon of saints.
to glorify.
to make canonical; place or include within a canon, especially of scriptural works:
They canonized the Song of Solomon after much controversy.
to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy:
They canonized his many verbal foibles and made them gospel.
to sanction or approve authoritatively, especially ecclesiastically.
Archaic. to deify.
Historical Examples

The Cathedral Church of York A. Clutton-Brock
Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69, No. 427, May, 1851 Various
Canute the Great Laurence Marcellus Larson
Mediaeval Socialism Bede Jarrett
Cock Lane and Common-Sense Andrew Lang
The Cathedrals of Great Britain P. H. Ditchfield
The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 Rupert Hughes
Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital Hannah Lynch
The History of England T.F. Tout

verb (transitive)
(RC Church) to declare (a person) to be a saint and thus admit to the canon of saints
to regard as holy or as a saint
to sanction by canon law; pronounce valid
v.

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