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.
The Myth of the Tortured Artist Shane McAdams January 3, 2014
Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Green Card Michael Luongo November 10, 2014
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
(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
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 […]
a city in SW Pennsylvania. Historical Examples History of Company K of the 140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (1862-’65) Benjamin F. Powelson and Alexander Sweeney History of Company K of the 140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (1862-’65) Benjamin F. Powelson and Alexander Sweeney
pertaining to Canopus. Historical Examples Ancient Manners Pierre Louys Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt Jacob Abbott Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers The Vanishing Man R. Austin Freeman Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt Jacob Abbott Masques & Phases Robert […]
a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body. noun (in ancient Egypt) one of four containers with tops in the form of animal heads of the gods, for holding the entrails of a mummy