canon regular

noun
plural canons regular

Definition of canon regular

: a member of one of several Roman Catholic religious institutes of regular priests living in community under a usually Augustinian rule

First Known Use of canon regular

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About canon regular

Time Traveler for canon regular

Time Traveler

The first known use of canon regular was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near canon regular

canon oak

canon regular

canonry

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for canon regular

Cite this Entry

“Canon regular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canon%20regular. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!