minor canon

noun

Definition of minor canon

1 : a canon who receives no prebend
2 : a canon in the Church of England who has no vote in the chapter to which he belongs but who receives a stipend — compare major canon

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“Minor canon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20canon. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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