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canon
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • Or that the Everlasting had not fix’d His canon ’gainst self-slaughter!

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as in: a canonical requirement Define
an official or established rule or principle; or a collection of such rules or principles (often in reference to rules or principles of a church)
as in: the Shakespearean canon Define
an authoritative list of works or people -- such as the complete works of an author or the saints of the Roman Catholic Church
as in: played a canon Define
a melody that, after a short interval, is exactly repeated by a different instrument or voice to create competing melodic lines (a strict counterpoint)
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