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Meaning of CANONIC

Pronunciation:  ku'nânik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis
  2. [adj]  reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or required by canon law
  4. [adj]  appearing in a Biblical canon; "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"

CANONIC is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: basic, canonical, canonical, orthodox, sanctioned, standard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ca*non"ic\, Cannonical \Can*non"ic*al\, a. [L.
cannonicus, LL. canonicalis, fr. L. canon: cf. F. canonique.
See {canon}.]
Of or pertaining to a canon; established by, or according to
a, canon or canons. ``The oath of canonical obedience.''

{Canonical books}, or {Canonical Scriptures}, those books
   which are declared by the canons of the church to be of
   divine inspiration; -- called collectively the canon. The
   Roman Catholic Church holds as canonical several books
   which Protestants reject as apocryphal.

{Canonical epistles}, an appellation given to the epistles
   called also general or catholic. See {Catholic epistles},
   under {Canholic}.

{Canonical form} (Math.), the simples or most symmetrical
   form to which all functions of the same class can be
   reduced without lose of generality.

{Canonical hours}, certain stated times of the day, fixed by
   ecclesiastical laws, and appropriated to the offices of
   prayer and devotion; also, certain portions of the
   Breviary, to be used at stated hours of the day. In
   England, this name is also given to the hours from 8 a. m.
   to 3 p. m. (formerly 8 a. m. to 12 m.) before and after
   which marriage can not be legally performed in any parish

{Canonical letters}, letters of several kinds, formerly given
   by a bishop to traveling clergymen or laymen, to show that
   they were entitled to receive the communion, and to
   distinguish them from heretics.

{Canonical life}, the method or rule of living prescribed by
   the ancient clergy who lived in community; a course of
   living prescribed for the clergy, less rigid than the
   monastic, and more restrained that the secular.

{Canonical obedience}, submission to the canons of a church,
   especially the submission of the inferior clergy to their
   bishops, and of other religious orders to their superiors.

{Canonical punishments}, such as the church may inflict, as
   excommunication, degradation, penance, etc.

{Canonical sins} (Anc. Church.), those for which capital
   punishment or public penance decreed by the canon was
   inflicted, as idolatry, murder, adultery, heresy.