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Canon (IPA: /ˈkænən/)


Canon (n.)

A law or rule.

Canon (n.)

A law, or rule of doctrine or discipline, enacted by a council and confirmed by the pope or the sovereign; a decision, regulation, code, or constitution made by ecclesiastical authority.

Canon (n.)

The collection of books received as genuine Holy Scriptures, called the sacred canon, or general rule of moral and religious duty, given by inspiration; the Bible; also, any one of the canonical Scriptures. See Canonical books, under Canonical, a.

Canon (n.)

In monasteries, a book containing the rules of a religious order.

Canon (n.)

A catalogue of saints acknowledged and canonized in the Roman Catholic Church.

Canon (n.)

A member of a cathedral chapter; a person who possesses a prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church.

Canon (n.)

A musical composition in which the voices begin one after another, at regular intervals, successively taking up the same subject. It either winds up with a coda (tailpiece), or, as each voice finishes, commences anew, thus forming a perpetual fugue or round. It is the strictest form of imitation. See Imitation.

Canon (n.)

The largest size of type having a specific name; -- so called from having been used for printing the canons of the church.

Canon (n.)

The part of a bell by which it is suspended; -- called also ear and shank.

Canon (n.)

See Carom.

Canon ()

That part of a bit which is put in a horse's mouth.

Canon ()

The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals. See Horse.

Canon

Concept of continuity between different fictional works

Canon

Form of music

Canon

Cultural canon in general

Canon

Cleric; member of certain bodies subject to an ecclesiastical rule

Canon

Ecclesiastical rank

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Canon (Last Name / Surname)

Canon is the #11,839 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 2,644 people had that surname.


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