Canonization
Canonization Can`on*i*za"tion, n. [F. canonisation.] [1913 Webster] 1. (R. C. Ch.) The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation. [1913 Webster]

Canonization of saints was not known to the Christian church titl toward the middle of the tenth century. --Hoock. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being canonized or sainted. [1913 Webster]


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  • canonization — canonize (also canonise) ► VERB 1) (in the Roman Catholic Church) officially declare (a dead person) to be a saint. 2) sanction by Church authority. DERIVATIVES canonization noun. ORIGIN Latin canonizare admit as authoritative …   English terms dictionary

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  • canonization — noun a) The final process or decree (following beatification) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation. b) The state of being canonized or sainted …   Wiktionary

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