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 (kə-nŏn′ĭ-kəl) also ca·non·ic (-ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or required by canon law.
2. Of or appearing in the biblical canon.
3. Conforming to orthodox or well-established rules or patterns, as of procedure.
4. Of or belonging to a cathedral chapter.
5. Of or relating to a literary canon: a canonical writer like Keats.
6. Music Having the form of a canon.

ca·non′i·cal·ly adv.
can′on·ic′i·ty (kăn′ə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Adv.1.canonically - in a canonical manner; "the deacon was canonically inducted"
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Behind this lightsome couple, so close to the Maypole that its boughs shaded his jovial face, stood the figure of an English priest, canonically dressed, yet decked with flowers, in heathen fashion, and wearing a chaplet of the native vine leaves.
The miraculous image was canonically crowned as the patroness of the City of Paranaque on September 8, 2000.
Civil authorities are still investigating and "canonically, the issue is with the Vatican and there is no role" for the council to exonerate Alencherry.
They define a normal tractor bundle in the ambient standard tractor bundle along the submanifolds, and show that the orthogonal complement of this bundle is not canonically isomorphic to the standard tractor bundle of the submanifold.
In her letter to Rose, the superior general of the congregation had warned that failure to comply with the advice to report in person as instructed would be construed as a deliberate refusal to abide by the legitimate order of her Mother General, thereby challenging the authority canonically bestowed on her.
On April 28, 1965, the image was canonically crowned.
It is inviting especially Marian devotees to venerate the canonically crowned images of Mary Help of Christians in Binmaley and Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag.
In his indelibly humanist understanding of art, Kadare conceives of literature-the work of canonically great writers--as art that "cries with the world," seeking through letters to understand the uniquely and most deeply human: tragedy, violence, pain.
She continued, "Making Wonder Woman canonically bisexual on the big screen would make her the first openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel's cinematic universes, and would solidify her place as a true role model for women of all ages and identities."
This paper brings into focus the idea that just as no third-personal way of thinking could capture the self-consciousness of first-person thought, no first-or third-personal way of thinking (or combination of the two) could capture the especially intimate way we have of relating to each other canonically expressed with our uses of "you." It proposes, motivates, and defends the view that second-person speech is canonically expressive of a distinctive way we have of thinking of each other, under a concept that refers de jure to its addressee and whose availability depends on standing in a relation of interpersonal self-consciousness with another.
The vector bundle canonically associated with the affine bundle ([T.sup.k] M, [[pi].sub.k], [T.sup.k-1] M) is the vector bundle [q*.sub.k-1] TM, where [q.sub.k-1]: [T.sup.k-1]M [right arrow] M is [q.sub.k-1] = [[pi].sub.1] [??][[pi].sub.2] [??] ***[??][[pi].sub.k-1].
It needs to be remembered that Joseph is valid, canonically ordained and has jurisdiction and pastoral care over every parish within it and is a diocesan in the region.