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  • n. Alternative spelling of canonization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See canonization, canonize, etc.

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  • n. (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints


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  • The date of his canonisation is unknown, although Archdeacon Hermann appears to state that it happened in the reign of Athelstan (924 – 939).

    Archive 2007-05-13

  • There are poets and there are Poets and the process we know as canonisation makes the former into the latter.


  • The canonisation is the highlight of a 10-day itinerary that takes in the greatest cities and landmarks of Italy, including Rome, Florence and Venice, priced from $3479* per person twin share.

  • ROME: Mary MacKillop's canonisation, which is regarded as a sure thing after Pope Benedict XVI's confirmation of the proofs regarding her second miracle, will take place under his policy of restoring solemnity to canonisations.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • The canonisation is the culmination of a detailed protocol after Cardinal Tisserant commenced the diocesan process for her beatification in 1953 and declared her a Servant of God.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Secondly, the modern era has not yet been through any comprehensive "canonisation" yet whilst the material, building on the longer history of SF, is less likely to be self-similar.

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  • (kanon) means a norm or rule; and it is used for various objects, such as the Canon of Holy Scripture, canons of Councils, the official list of saints 'names (whence "canonisation"), and the canon or list of clerks who serve a certain church, from which they themselves are called canons (canonici).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • "canonisation" (as the making of a new saint is called), and the king obtained from the Westminster Convent £500 (equal to £5,000 nowadays) for the transference thither of the holy remains.

    Little Folks (July 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • Excellent piece, although she will of course be known as "St Bravejade" after the canonisation.

    Goody to Become Saint Jade

  • Doctors and nurses tend to get rather stroppy when you describe them as saints, but the ones on view at King's College Hospital in south-east London in 24 Hours in A&E Channel 4 certainly displayed the patience commonly associated with canonisation.

    TV Review: Storyville – Fight to Save the World: Sergio; 24 Hours in A&E; Diagnosis Live from the Clinic


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