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Definition of Canon

Noun: canon  ka-nun

  1. A rule, or especially a body of rules, or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy
    "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"
  2. A priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
  3. A ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
    - canyon
  4. A contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
  5. A complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
  6. A collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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Anagrams containing the word canon

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