plural -s
often capitalized
: a collection of the ecclesiastical laws of the ancient Eastern Orthodox Church and the Byzantine imperial laws that pertained to the administration of the church

Word History


Middle Greek nomokanōn, from nomo- + Late Greek kanōn canon, rule, from Greek, measuring rod, rule, standard

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“Nomocanon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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