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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.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) the fact or quality of being canonical


(ˌkæn əˈnɪs ɪ ti)

the quality of being canonical.
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On the one side, A big open question concerns the uniqueness and canonicity of these enhancements.
The chapters devoted to individual authors (Pamuk and Ferrante) prove that cultural mobility and canonicity are social, that leaving home, as in Murakami and Ferrante, invalidates any need to seek the explanatory "authority" of your otherness, whether one is an Indian reading a Turk or an American reading a Nigerian, in English.
Bozovic's monograph will stimulate a debate about the last stage of Nabokov's career in the larger theoretical context of canonicity and transnational literary processes.
It engages such issues as chronology and origins; sex, gender, and erotics; the influence of other cultures (Egypt and the Near East), along with concepts of Hellenismos and paideia, to focus finally on the case of Heliodorus before considering the future of prose fiction as situated between canonicity and marginality.
Even in her marginal canonicity, her work chaffs against such paradigms and demands fresh critical attention, as these new perspectives demonstrate.
Lynn Murphy i Caroline Willners, Antonyms in English: Construais, Constructions and Canonicity Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Indeed, it is evident from many sources (TB Sanhedrin 100a; TJ Berakhot 14:15; TB Megillah 19b) that the canonicity of the Book of Esther remained uncertain.
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The second article in the 2011 ASLS newsletter, "A Curriculum for Scotland" by William Hershaw, comments on the debate that the Curriculum for Excellence (1) has given rise to in Scotland (2011: 6-7), and illustrates that the issue of canonicity is still a very controversial one in twenty-first century Scotland, especially in view of the fact that there is no national curriculum in Scottish schools, and that it is left to the individual teacher to choose the texts that will be studied in English classes (Preuss 2012: 80-85).
Quoting theatre historian Baz Kershaw, Filewod makes clear that the scholar must step outside, quite literally if the trip to the second-hand store is any evidence, the "disciplinary regime of the 'theatre estate'--the complex of industry, professionalism, economy, and canonicity that constitutes 'the theatre'" (5).