Meaning of canonical

Definition of canonical

(adj) appearing in a biblical canon; "a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"
of or relating to or required by canon law
reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality; "a basic story line"; "a canonical syllable pattern"
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules; "the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis

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