canonicate

noun

ca·​non·​i·​cate
kəˈnänə̇kə̇t,
-ēk-,
-ˌkāt
plural -s
: the office of a canon : canonry

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin canonicatus, from canonicus canon (from Late Latin, one living under a rule) + -atus -ate

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“Canonicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canonicate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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