Meaning of CANONIZE in English


transitive verb (~d; canonizing) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon catalog of saints, from Latin, standard Date: 14th century to declare (a deceased person) an officially recognized saint, to make canonical, to sanction by ecclesiastical authority, to attribute authoritative sanction or approval to, to treat as illustrious, preeminent, or sacred, canonization noun

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