Canons-regular



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 or religious practices
(often pl) a general rule or standard, as of judgment, morals, etc
(often pl) a principle or accepted criterion applied in a branch of learning or art
(RC Church) the complete list of the canonized saints
(RC Church) the prayer in the Mass in which the Host is consecrated
a list of writings, esp sacred writings, officially recognized as genuine
a piece of music in which an extended melody in one part is imitated successively in one or more other parts See also round (sense 31), catch (sense 33)
a list of the works of an author that are accepted as authentic
(formerly) a size of printer’s type equal to 48 point
noun
one of several priests on the permanent staff of a cathedral, who are responsible for organizing services, maintaining the fabric, etc
(RC Church) Also called canon regular. a member of either of two religious orders, the Augustinian or Premonstratensian Canons, living communally as monks but performing clerical duties
noun
a variant spelling of canyon
n.

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