canon regular
noun (plural canons regular) Date: 14th century a member of one of several Roman Catholic religious institutes of regular priests living in community under a usually Augustinian rule

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  • canon regular — n. pl. canons regular R.C.Ch. a clergyman of certain religious communities following a monastic rule * * * …   Universalium

  • canon regular — n. pl. canons regular R.C.Ch. a clergyman of certain religious communities following a monastic rule …   English World dictionary

  • Canon, Regular — ♦ A clerk who was not a monk but who lived in a community governed by a rule and belonged to one of the religious orders of canon regulars. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272 1461, 360) Related terms: Regular Canon / Secular Canon …   Medieval glossary

  • canon regular — ˈkanən noun (plural canons regular) 1. : one of the clergy of a cathedral organized as a monastic community under a rule 2. : a priest of the Roman Catholic Church belonging to an order or congregation bound by the vows of religion, living in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • canon regular — noun see canon2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Canon Law — • Canon law is the body of laws and regulations made by or adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of the Christian organization and its members Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Canon Law     Canon Law …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • canon — canon1 [kan′ən] n. [ME < OE & OFr < L, measuring line, rule (hence, in ML(Ec), sacred writings admitted to the catalog according to the rule) < Gr kanōn, rule, rod < kanna: see CANE] 1. a law or body of laws of a church 2. Rare any… …   English World dictionary

  • canon secular — noun A canon who is not a canon regular • • • Main Entry: ↑canon …   Useful english dictionary

  • canon — n. 1 a a general law, rule, principle, or criterion. b a church decree or law. 2 (fem. canoness) a a member of a cathedral chapter. b a member of certain RC orders. 3 a a collection or list of sacred books etc. accepted as genuine. b the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • canon — canon1 noun 1》 a general rule or principle by which something is judged.     ↘a Church decree or law. 2》 a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine.     ↘the works of a particular author or artist that are recognized as genuine.… …   English new terms dictionary

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