meaning of canonization

canonization meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., from Medieval Latin canonizationem (nominative canonizatio), noun of action from previous participle stem of canonizare (see canonize).

canonization meaning in General Dictionary

(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased individual into the canon of saints

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  • The final process or decree (next beatifacation) in which the name of a dead person is positioned in catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation.
  • The state to be canonized or sainted.

Sentence Examples with the word canonization

At the present day the canonization of saints is reserved in the Roman Church to the sovereign pontiff.

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