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Synonyms for canon
ˈkæn əncanon

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. canon

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    Synonyms:
    code, command, commandment, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule, statute

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. canon

    Synonyms:
    rule, measure, regulation, test, law

    Antonyms:
    misguidance, antinomy, irregularity, misrule

Princeton's WordNet

  1. canonnoun

    a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy

    "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"

    Synonyms:
    canyon

  2. canonnoun

    a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

    Synonyms:
    canyon

  3. canyon, canonnoun

    a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

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    canyon

  4. canonnoun

    a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

    Synonyms:
    canyon

  5. canonnoun

    a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

    Synonyms:
    canyon

  6. canonnoun

    a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

    Synonyms:
    canyon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. canonnoun

    Synonyms:
    rule (especially in ecclesiastical matters), law, formula, formulary

  2. canonnoun

    Synonyms:
    received books of scripture, canonical books

  3. canonnoun

    Synonyms:
    catalogue of saints

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. canonnoun

    Synonyms:
    law, rule, regulation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "canon":

    cannon, barrel, canonical, gun, hot, hottie, gorgeous, muzzle, knockout

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How to use canon in a sentence?

  1. John Stephens:

    I live in a world in which characters can come back frequently, dC has been really flexible about characters who we in the canon know, 'They survive, because they have to do X later.' Those characters, as we'll see going forward, even in this season, they are not invulnerable. Some of those characters who everyone will expect to survive will not survive, which will make things exciting because all the characters have a target on their back.

  2. Peter Kleigel:

    We're convinced that this appointment is not correct because, following canon law, a bishop must be well-regarded, we need a bishop who's credible.

  3. Philippa Boyens:

    We have probably committed atrocities with the canon.

  4. John Vignocchi:

    The events that have transpired in episodes 4 through 6 are concrete and canon, and no one can touch those, they are totally untouchable, so( we were told) if you guys want to create content for episodes 4 through 6, you have to do a retelling of those iconic moments.

  5. Hayley Atwell:

    For me… just being part of that canon of great female parts that all actresses like to play, whether it be having your Lady Macbeth moment, your Cleopatra moment, those classic, iconic roles for women, for me, Margaret Schlegel in literature was very much that. Em [Thompson] knows all about it, and was very delighted for me.

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