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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired; A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.

Usage examples (39)
  • The church not only employed priests and bishops, but also canon lawyers, estate managers, scholars and lecturers.
  • The neoclassical canon
  • 4 Even the English word 'canon' comes from the Arabic word kanun meaning 'law' or
  • To get to the point, arguing 'canon' is the dullest and most pointless thing you can do. for more
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  • A "cannon" is a weapon that fires heavy projectiles, a "canon" is a set of written documents that are authoritative, while a "canyon" or "canon" is a deep gorge.
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