canon

Definition (noun): a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy

Example: the neoclassical canon

Definition (noun): a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy

Example: canons of polite society

Definition (noun): a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

Definition (noun): a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

Definition (noun): a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

Definition (noun): a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

Definition (noun): a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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