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canonical

ca·non·i·cal (ca·non·ic)

canonical (canonic)

pronunciation:
k na nih kl [or] k na nihk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: pertaining to or conforming to religious law.
synonyms:
orthodox
antonyms:
uncanonical
similar words:
dogmatic, lawful, legal, legitimate, religious, valid
definition 2: determined to be official or authentic by church authority, as the books of the Bible.
synonyms:
acknowledged, authoritative, recognized, valid
antonyms:
apocryphal, uncanonical
similar words:
approved, authentic, authorized, legitimate, official, orthodox, sanctioned, standard
definition 3: accepted as standard or authoritative.
synonyms:
accepted, authoritative, conventional, legitimate, standard
antonyms:
nonstandard, uncanonical
similar words:
approved, dogmatic, orthodox, sanctioned
derivation: canonically (adv.)