a.1.Of or pertaining to Canopus in Egypt; as, the Canopic vases, used in embalming.
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Although the well-being desired by every creature, of which he had dreamed so often, had now befallen him, because it is difficult for anyone, even a priest, to live without a hobby-horse, within eighteen months the Abbe Birotteau had replaced his two satisfied passions with the desire for a canonship.
His reforms brought about the creation of new canonships in the cathedrals of Peru for the maintenance of Inquisition ministers.