Definitions for canonization

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canonization, canonisation(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. canonization(Noun)

    The final process or decree (following beatification) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation.

  2. canonization(Noun)

    The state of being canonized or sainted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Canonization(noun)

    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

  2. Canonization(noun)

    the state of being canonized or sainted

  3. Origin: [F. canonisation.]

Freebase

  1. Canonization

    Canonization is the act by which the Catholic Church or Eastern Orthodox Church declares a deceased person to be a saint, upon which declaration the person is included in the canon, or list, of recognized saints. Originally, individuals were recognized as saints without any formal process. The process is most commonly used in, although not limited to, the Roman Catholic Church.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pope Francis:

    I would like to go to California for the canonization of Junipero, but I think there is the problem of time. It requires two more days.

  2. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

  3. Corrina Gould:

    I am totally against the canonization of Serra, serra came up here with the intention of wiping out the people, whether he thought he was going to do that through disease or through Christianity, it happened.

  4. Archbishop Jose Gomez:

    But this canonization is more than an ethnic event or a religious event. The Pope is calling all of us in America to reflect on our history and our nation's Hispanic and Catholic heritage and our legacy as a nation of immigrants, for me, this is probably the most important dimension of the Pope's visit.

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