canon regular


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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Canon regular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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