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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

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.

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