Meaning of CANONICAL in English


adj. & n.


1. a according to or ordered by canon law. b included in the canon of Scripture.

2 authoritative, standard, accepted.

3 of a cathedral chapter or a member of it.

4 Mus. in canon form.

--n. (in pl.) the canonical dress of the clergy.

Phrases and idioms:

canonical hours Eccl. the times fixed for a formal set of prayers or for the celebration of marriage.


canonically adv.

Etymology: med.L canonicalis (as CANONIC)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.