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canon
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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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)
  • The sprinkling, and, indeed, the immersion of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.

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  • Their actions violate the canon of proportional response.
  • It is the canonical subjection in the full force of its abnegation.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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unspecified meaning
  • I was told you expected me in the vestry, dear Canon.
  • The Canon starts back in horror.

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  • [Enter Canon Chasuble.

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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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