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pertaining to, established by, or conforming to a canon or canons.
included in the canon of the Bible.
authorized; recognized; accepted:
canonical works.
Mathematics. (of an equation, coordinate, etc.) in simplest or standard form.
following the pattern of a musical canon.
Linguistics. (of a form or pattern) characteristic, general or basic:
the canonical form of the past tense; a canonical syllable pattern.
canonicals, garments prescribed by canon law for clergy when officiating.
Contemporary Examples

The Real Story of Hanukkah David Frum December 14, 2012

Historical Examples

A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield John Charles Ryle
The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern Edgar Saltus
A Source Book for Mediaeval History Oliver J. Thatcher
Cultus Arborum Anonymous
The Oriental Rug William D. Ellwanger
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France
Some Forerunners of Italian Opera William James Henderson
The Lion of Janina Mr Jkai

belonging to or included in a canon of sacred or other officially recognized writings
belonging to or in conformity with canon law
according to recognized law; accepted
(music) in the form of a canon
of or relating to a cathedral chapter
of or relating to a canon (clergyman)


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