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The Greek word originally meant a rod or bar; it came to be used of the rules of an art or trade or to signify a list or catalogue. In Christian language it denotes the list of Books regarded by the Church as Scripture (canon of Scripture); the central part of the Mass (Canon of the Mass); and the rules concerning the life and discipline of the Church (canon law).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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