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a principle governing affairs within or among political units

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a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy

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a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church

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a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

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Honeythunder expanded into an inflammatory Wen in Minor Canon Corner.
After exhausting all the resources of fraud and falsehood, during years upon years; after exhibiting a combination of dastardly meanness with ensanguined daring, such as the world has not often witnessed; you have now the hypocrisy to bend the knee before the most degraded of mankind, and to sue and whine and howl for mercy!' Whereat the unfortunate Minor Canon would look, in part indignant and in part perplexed; while his worthy mother sat bridling, with tears in her eyes, and the remainder of the party lapsed into a sort of gelatinous state, in which there was no flavour or solidity, and very little resistance.
The canon racked his brains to discover a reason for his niece's tears.
To facilitate this they manipulated two of the four canonical codes governing the "procedural norms" for "competency" (Canons 1673.3 and 1673.4).
A proposed amendment has likewise been submitted to Australia's General Synod authorizing it to establish canons declaring with whom it is in communion.
Ribordy explores both formal legal strictures of canon law and the extent to which aristocratic practice paid only lip-service to such canons, as well as how much and on what issues contemporary Churchmen upheld, or caved in, on matters of canon law.
It's worth paying close attention, then, to the selection process both of "primary" and "secondary" texts by the series editors; these selections will help shape creative and critical canons, along with the tone and content of countless c lassroom discussions, for some time to come.
Luke 22:32), to add new norms to the text of the Code of Canon Law and the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches currently in force.
There are, in other words, as many canons as there are readers.
In light of all the foregoing, with due observance of Canon 1342, 1, and Canons 1717-1720:
In the first development, Archbishop Crawley announced that disciplinary proceedings, as provided for by the church canons, had begun against the Yukon bishop.
Many historians are now interested in questions of how to read texts, how canons of literature (in the broadest sense) are formed, and in what ways social formations, such as race, gender and class, are connected to cultural production and reception.
Under the diocesan canons, a bishop may not defrock a priest.