Definition of canonry in English:



  • The office or benefice of a canon.

    ‘he settled into a gigantic house which went with the canonry’
    • ‘The Bishop of Lincoln granted him the canonry and prebend of Leighton Bromswold, a living which was an easy yoke in terms of duties, affording him the chance to serve in a manner he felt consistent with his powers.’
    • ‘In the Church, nobles occupied all bishoprics and all the choicest abbacies and canonries, and under Louis XVI it became a matter of policy that they should.’
    • ‘This chair is linked to a canonry in the ancient cathedral of Durham, and it was held earlier in the twentieth century by Michael Ramsey.’
    • ‘Her husband had been the first Professor of History and Modern Languages at Oxford, a position he resigned on being appointed to a canonry of Christ Church in 1736.’
    • ‘Refusing to accept a canonry at Notre Dame, he joined the Congregation of the Oratory in 1660.’