rule, straight rod, standard


  • canonical

    Something that is canonical is accepted as being accurate and authoritative—it possesses all the qualities that a thing of its kind should have.

  • canonize

    When the Catholic Church canonizes someone, they are officially declared a saint; this word also refers to placing a work of art or literature in an accepted group of the best of its kind.

  • canon

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

  • canonise

    treat as a sacred person

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