canonicity

noun
can·​on·​ic·​i·​ty | \ ˌka-nə-ˈni-sə-tē How to pronounce canonicity (audio) \

Definition of canonicity

: the quality or state of being canonical

Examples of canonicity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In late 2020, Patty Jenkins also claimed that all the DC directors ignore the canonicity of Whedon’s version, and side with the Snyder Cut in their storytelling. Ryan Britt, Vulture, 18 Mar. 2021 There was something powerful and transgressive about adopting the syllabus, with its air of canonicity and expertise, to describe worlds that had grown in the shadows of official neglect. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 22 Oct. 2020 And boom—a new, low-canonicity idea was born, primed to go viral. National Geographic, 7 Oct. 2016 Lower canonicity means the idea is more unusual, and more likely to go viral. National Geographic, 7 Oct. 2016 Lower canonicity means the idea is more unusual, and more likely to go viral. National Geographic, 7 Oct. 2016 And boom—a new, low-canonicity idea was born, primed to go viral. National Geographic, 7 Oct. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of canonicity

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Canonicity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canonicity. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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