Canonization



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.
Contemporary Examples

The Myth of the Tortured Artist Shane McAdams January 3, 2014
Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Green Card Michael Luongo November 10, 2014

Historical Examples

Donahoe’s Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886 Various
Modern Women and What is Said of Them Anonymous
Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Various
The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper
The Other World; or, Glimpses of the Supernatural (Vol. II of II) Various
The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. Thomas Paine
The Lands of the Saracen Bayard Taylor
Phases of an Inferior Planet Ellen Glasgow

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
n.
v.

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