adjective \-ni-kəl\

: connected with or allowed by the laws of the Christian church

: of or relating to the books that are considered to be part of a religion's official text

: of or relating to the group of books, plays, poems, etc., that are traditionally considered to be very important

Full Definition of CANONICAL

:  of, relating to, or forming a canon
:  conforming to a general rule or acceptable procedure :  orthodox
:  of or relating to a clergyman who is a canon
:  reduced to the canonical form <a canonical matrix>
ca·non·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of CANONICAL

15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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