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canon: properly, law or decree of the Church; “the canon”=canon law All'sW. I. i. 160 “self-love, which is the most inhibited sin in the canon” ; (hence) law or rule in general LLL. I. i. 260, Ham. I. ii. 132 “fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter.”
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