Definition of canonical
- canonical scriptures
- His proposals were generally accepted as canonical.
- a canonical matrix
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: 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
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feeling or showing sorrow and remorse
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