One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity’
principle, rule, law, tenet, precept, formula
standard, convention, norm, pattern, model, exemplar
criterion, measure, yardstick, benchmark, test
2‘a set of ecclesiastical canons’
law, decree, edict, statute, dictate, dictum, ordinance
rule, ruling, regulation
3‘the Shakespeare canon’
works, list of works, writings, oeuvre
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