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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANONICAL

It will be a canonical marriage, but it will take some little time to arrange.

He is a professor of canonical law and slated for a German bishopric.

The first thing to be done was to translate the canonical books.

The ideal parson, that is, should be a squire in canonical dress.

Is any light thrown by it on the authenticity of our canonical books?

Secondly, that you be stripped of all your canonical habits.

Some of these are apocryphal, and not confirmed by the canonical scriptures of India.

It now includes the Apocryphal books which Jerome did not accept as canonical.

The Ethiopic omits a canonical book and includes an apocryphal book.

The Gothic and Ethiopic versions exclude a part of the canonical books.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Medieval Latin canonicalis, from Late Latin canonicus "according to rule," in Church Latin, "pertaining to the canon" (see canon (n.2)). Earlier was canonial (early 13c.).

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