Noun(1) a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy(2) a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter(3) a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall(4) a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts(5) a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church(6) a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired
(1) The canon 's Requiem Mass was held in Waterford, Ireland, where he was born and spent his last years.(2) In 771 he presented a petition to the throne asking that 77 scriptures in 101 scrolls that he had translated be added to the canon of scriptures.(3) The same thing simply can't be said about any other two consecutively released studio albums in U2's canon .(4) Further, an author's canon provides an unstable foundation for constructing his or her personal beliefs, as scholarship on Map's works demonstrates.(5) Almost universally excluded from the canon of Woolf's major works, Flush has not been critically evaluated as what it declares itself to be: the biography of a dog.(6) These phrases serve as bona-fides that the writer's no hack; he or she demonstrates a command of the canon , which lends authority to what's being argued.(7) Degree in hand, he returned home to Warmia, to serve as canon of the Cathedral Chapter of Frombork.(8) These notes display the wide range of the Thurman canon against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance.(9) The English department of Skidmore is pretty hospitable to the idea that those big, fat, male books are not the only important books in the canon .(10) No, not every Morrissey album has been great, but ‘You Are The Quarry’ fits right in to his extremely consistent canon .(11) Many Baptists believe that within the biblical canon , the twenty-seven books of the New Testament are preeminent.(12) Over these same three decades he built up his own canon of literary work that has qualified him as one of the most important writers of our era.(13) His legacy to the literary canon is his portrayal of the people, language and customs of the English countryside in his novels.(14) The Praeludium for Paul Hindemith uses a canon composed by Hindemith on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday in December 1960.(15) After 15 years, he returned as parish priest to Beverley, during which time he was made a canon of the cathedral chapter in 1982.(16) General readers wishing for fresh insight into the hermeneutical significance of the biblical canon are advised to look elsewhere.