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Rules used to determine one's choices
“A minority stockholder cannot appeal to any canon of fair play whereby he should be entitled to sit back and let the majority take all the risks and then claim his share of the profits.”
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Doctrine, philosophy, body of beliefs or principles belonging to an individual or group
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“I do recognize that religious canons are fixed forever and by political authorities, that they have oppressive power in that they police boundaries.”
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Plural for a rule, law or statute, typically in an organized collection
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“The votes of the majority would have determined the matter, had not some influential persons interfered, on the ground of its being forbidden by an ecclesiastical canon.”
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Plural for a body of the most important, influential or superior works in music, literature, or art
“His canon of works is not large, although he has written in virtually all media except opera.”
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Plural for an official list or register of names or records
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“This, in my opinion, offers the key to reviewing the canon of plays in contemporary culture.”
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Plural for a standard by which something is evaluated or measured
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Plural for the sum total of a writer's works
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Plural for book holding prayers
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Plural for a prophecy or statement made by an oracle
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