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canonization


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canonization  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  canonization 
  n  :  (Roman  Catholic  Church  and  Eastern  Orthodox  Church)  the  act 
  of  admitting  a  deceased  person  into  the  canon  of  saints 
  [syn:  {canonisation}] 




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