Definitions for canonization
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word canonization.
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
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.
The state of being canonized or sainted.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of declaring any man a saint.
Etymology: from canonize.
It is very suspicious, that the interests of particular families, or churches, have too great a sway in their canonizations. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Canonization is the declaration of a deceased person as an officially recognized saint, specifically, the official act of a Christian communion declaring a person worthy of public veneration and entering their name in the canon catalogue of saints, or authorized list of that communion's recognized saints.
Canonization is the official and formal process by which a religious institution, typically the Roman Catholic Church or Eastern Orthodox Church, declares a deceased person to be a saint, confirming that they are in heaven and can intercede in response to prayers. It often involves investigation of the person's life, merits, works, and miracles. The term can also refer to the process of officially recognizing a particular writing or text as authentic, significant, or of a certain level of quality or importance, often within a literary or religious context.
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
the state of being canonized or sainted
Etymology: [F. canonisation.]
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.
The numerical value of canonization in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of canonization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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.
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.
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.
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.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for canonization
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for canonization »
Find a translation for the canonization definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"canonization." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Nov. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/canonization>.