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Synonyms for canonical
kəˈnɒn ɪ kəlcanon·i·cal

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  1. canonicaladjective


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  1. canonic, canonicaladjective

    appearing in a biblical canon

    "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"

    sanctioned, basic, canonic

    nonstandard, unorthodox

  2. canonic, canonicaladjective

    of or relating to or required by canon law

    sanctioned, basic, canonic

    nonstandard, unorthodox

  3. basic, canonic, canonicaladjective

    reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

    "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"

    introductory, sanctioned, basic, canonic

    unorthodox, nonstandard

  4. canonic, canonical, sanctionedadjective

    conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

    "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis

    sanctioned, basic, canonic, approved, ratified

    unorthodox, nonstandard

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. canonicaladjective

    received, authorized, according to the canon

  2. canonicaladjective

    regular, stated

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  1. David Renshaw:

    We are currently working with officials in the Philippines to locate Fr. Bien and return him to the United States to face the charges against him, a canonical review will begin soon, whether or not he returns to the States.

  2. Jaime Ortiz de Lazcano:

    I was very surprised when they told me 'Father, go to the court because there's going to be a raid,' it's not common that (prosecutors) solicit information from a canonical investigation, but we are entirely willing to cooperate.

  3. Charles Scicluna:

    The canonical process should in no way impede the right of people to exercise their right to civil justice.

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