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Another word for canon

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Noun
  1. A principle governing affairs within or among political units

      1. A minor regulation or law.
      2. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
      3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
      1. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
      2. A governmental order having the force of law.
      3. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
      1. A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
      2. Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction:
      3. The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
      1. A rule or principle prescribing a particular course of action or conduct.
      2. A rule of moral conduct; maxim
      3. A rule or direction, as in technical matters
      1. A direction or command of an authoritative nature
      2. A statute or regulation, especially one enacted by a city government.
      3. An established or prescribed practice or usage, esp. a religious rite
      1. A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
      2. A statute, ordinance, or other rule enacted by a legislature.
      3. Legal action or proceedings; litigation:
      1. (Archaic) A principle or rudiment of a particular subject.
      2. An institution for advanced study, research, and instruction in a restricted field
      3. An established principle, law, custom, or usage
      1. Any command or order
      2. An official public proclamation or order issued by authority; decree
      3. A decree or proclamation issued by an authority and having the force of law.
      1. (Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
      2. An administrative act applying or interpreting articles of canon law.
      3. An authoritative order having the force of law.
    See also:

    law

Another word for canon

Noun
  1. A rule or standard

      1. (Genetics) The genetic code.
      2. Any set of principles or rules of conduct
      3. A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct:
      1. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value
      2. A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
      1. A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior:
      2. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
      3. A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes:
      1. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
      2. A legal principle or maxim
      3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  2. Accepted works