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The office or benefice of a canon.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Refusing to accept a canonry at Notre Dame, he joined the Congregation of the Oratory in 1660.’
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