plural of canon
as in doctrines
a statement or body of statements concerning faith or morals proclaimed by a church members of the church must abide by its canons

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as in laws
a collection or system of rules of conduct the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility is a lawyer's canon

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“Canons.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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