#22. Canonical

Canonical
(9 letters | 4 syllables)
(scrabble score – 13)

{adj.}: appearing in a biblical canon
of or relating to or.
required by canon law
reduced to the simplest and
most significant form possible
without loss of generality
conforming to orthodox or
recognized rules.
(Wolfram Alpha)

canonical
or
canonic

1.
pertaining to, established by, or conforming to a canon or canons.
2.
included in the canon of the Bible.

adjective, Also, canonic
3.
authorized; recognized; accepted:
canonical works.
4.
Mathematics. (of an equation, coordinate, etc.) in simplest or standard form.
5.
following the pattern of a musical canon.
6.
Linguistics. (of a form or pattern) characteristic, general or basic:
the canonical form of the past tense; a canonical syllable pattern.

7.
canonicals
, garments prescribed by canon law for clergy when officiating.
Origin of canonical Expand
1150-1200; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin canōnicālis, equivalent to canōnic(us) (see canon2) +

Related forms

canonically
(adverb)

supercanonical
(adjective)

Origin
1150-1200; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin canōnicālis, equivalent to canōnic(us) (see canon2) + -ālis -al1
(Dictionary)

canon
A general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged:
the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity

  1. A church decree or law:
    a set of ecclesiastical canons
  2. collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine

canon

early 15c., “according to ecclesiastical law,” from Medieval Latin canonicalis, from Late Latin canonicus “according to rule,” in Church Latin, “pertaining to the canon” (see canon (n.1)). Earlier was canonial (early 13c)

(Etymonline)

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