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    canon - Dictionary definition and meaning for word canon

    Definition
    (noun) a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    Example Sentence
    • the neoclassical canon
    • 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
    Synonyms : canyon
    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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sounds like canun -> kanun -> set of laws; so canon is the set of books containing kanun

relate it with CANON xerox machine....used for copying SET OF BOOKS

The clergy put a "can on" debaucherous and unholy activities by establishing a CANON to live by.

The universally accepted rule is to take photographs using Canon cameras

CANON camera is accepted by all! and even by sachin tendulkar ;)

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