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Meaning of CANONIZATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
 

CANONIZATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: canonisation
 
 See Also: sanctification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can`on*i*za"tion\, n. [F. canonisation.]
1. (R. C. Ch.) The final process or decree (following
   beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is
   placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to
   perpetual veneration and invocation.

         Canonization of saints was not known to the
         Christian church titl toward the middle of the tenth
         century.                              --Hoock.

2. The state of being canonized or sainted.

 

 

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