canonry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 15th century the office of a canon; also the endowment that financially supports a canon

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  • Canonry — Can on*ry, n. pl. {Canonries}. A benefice or prebend in a cathedral or collegiate church; a right to a place in chapter and to a portion of its revenues; the dignity or emoluments of a canon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canonry — [kan′ən rē] n. pl. canonries 1. the benefice or position of a canon 2. canons collectively …   English World dictionary

  • canonry — /kan euhn ree/, n., pl. canonries. the office or benefice of a canon. [1475 85; CANON2 + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • canonry — noun a) The office of a canon b) Canons considered as a group …   Wiktionary

  • canonry — n. office or position of a canon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canonry — noun (plural canonries) the office or benefice of a canon …   English new terms dictionary

  • canonry — can·on·ry …   English syllables

  • canonry — can•on•ry [[t]ˈkæn ən ri[/t]] n. pl. ries rel the office or benefice of a canon …   From formal English to slang

  • canonry — /ˈkænənri/ (say kanuhnree) noun (plural canonries) 1. the office or benefice of a canon. 2. the body or group of canons …   Australian English dictionary

  • canonry — In English ecclesiastical law, an ecclesiastical benefice, attaching to the office of canon …   Black's law dictionary

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