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canon

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of canon

  1. 1 a statement or body of statements concerning faith or morals proclaimed by a church <members of the church must abide by its canons> Synonyms doctrine, dogmaRelated Words canon law; belief, conviction, tenet; credo, creed, ideology (also idealogy), philosophy, theology; axiom, precept, principle; symbol

  2. 2 a record of a series of items (as names or titles) usually arranged according to some system <the canon of plays that are attributed to William Shakespeare> Synonyms {h,1}list, catalog (or catalogue), checklist, listing, menu, register, registry, roll, roll call, roster, schedule, tableRelated Words agenda, bibliography, catalogue raisonné, compendium, compilation, directory, docket, enumeration, glossary, index, inventory, manifest, payroll; calendar, chronology, timetable

  3. 3 a collection or system of rules of conduct <the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility is a lawyer's canon> Synonyms code, constitution, decalogue, lawRelated Words discipline, establishment; common law, legislation




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