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A general rule or standard
“The body of work which constitutes the canon of English literature as taught in schools.”
A collection or system of rules of conduct
“… the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility is a lawyer's canon.”
A statement or body of statements concerning faith or morals proclaimed by a church
“… members of the church must abide by its canons.”
A body of the most important, influential or superior works in music, literature, or art
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