Meaning of CANONIZE in English

CANONIZE (also -ise) 1 a declare officially to be a saint, usu. with a ceremony. b regard as a saint. 2 admit to the canon of Scripture. 3 sanction by Church authority. canonization n.

[ ME f. med.L canonizare: see CANON ]

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