Ecclesiastical. to place in the canon of saints.
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.
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(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
a person who is a specialist in canon law. Historical Examples Library Of The World’s Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3 Various Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870 Various The Unity of Civilization Various The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell Chaucer for Children Mrs. H. R. Haweis Chaucer’s Works, Volume 5 (of 7) […]
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, […]
the office or benefice of a canon. Historical Examples De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2) Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie Marzio’s Crucifix and Zoroaster F. Marion Crawford Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various The Wits and Beaux of Society […]
See under canon2 (def 2). one of a body of dignitaries or prebendaries attached to a cathedral or a collegiate church; a member of the chapter of a cathedral or a collegiate church. Roman Catholic Church. one of the members (canons regular) of certain religious orders. noun (Christianity) a Church decree enacted to regulate morals […]