plural noun

ca·​non·​i·​cals kə-ˈnä-ni-kəlz How to pronounce canonicals (audio)
: the vestments prescribed by canon for an officiating clergyman

Word History

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of canonicals was in 1748

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Cite this Entry

“Canonicals.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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