Definition of uncanonically in English:

uncanonically

adverb

  • See uncanonical

    • ‘Proclus had been installed as bishop in the place of a bishop uncanonically thrust out to make room for him.’
    • ‘The Ukrainian Church has seceded from the Patriarchate of Moscow where it was placed uncanonically and illegally.’
    • ‘In 1833, for example, the Church of Greece unilaterally and uncanonically proclaimed its independence from the patriarch of Constantinople.’
    • ‘The same may be said of priests and deacons who uncanonically leave the jurisdiction of their bishop to whom they are bound by their priestly oath of allegiance.’
    • ‘Over and ever he said to everyone, ‘Whatever has been done uncanonically cannot stand - it will fall.’’