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- n. The degree to which something is canonical.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being canonical; agreement with the canon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being canonical; canonicalness.
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In his 1932 book Sherlock Holmes: Fact or Fiction , T. S. Blakeney used the term canonicity in reference to the mystery novels and short fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Margaret Russett locates in these moments when magazine writing thematizes its own materiality an allegory of the minor Romantics 'insight that canonicity is not a quality inherent in the work but a product of the work's transmission.
Johnson had averred in the eighteenth century, that the test of canonicity is the test of time (440).
Appropriated from Am 4: 9, whose canonicity is thus sealed by
Its canonicity is certain; it is found in all Hebrew manuscripts of
My background in literature — particularly as taught at a rigorous undergraduate institution, and as taught by my professors, who challenged the notion of canonicity — made it easier for me to think critically about our collections and our collecting policies.
But Jerome seriously called their canonicity in question
[A note here on the notion of canonicity so fully discussed by Vanhoozer: were we to treat Scripture's limits as negotiable, we should be challenging the significance of the written character of scriptural revelation.
Another gentleman is not surprised that Apocalyptic reading leads to a doubt of the "canonicity" of the book: it ought not to rest on church testimony, but on visible miracle.
Intrepid authors such as S.T. Joshi, Robert M. Price, and Lin Carter -- to name just a few -- have paved the way for a place next to Poe on the Gothic pedestal of pseudo-canonicity for everyone's favorite mechanistic materialist.