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Definition of "canonicity" []

  • The degree to which something is canonical. (noun)

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Use "canonicity" in a sentence
  • "In his 1932 book Sherlock Holmes: Fact or Fiction , T. S. Blakeney used the term canonicity in reference to the mystery novels and short fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle."
  • "Margaret Russett locates in these moments when magazine writing thematizes its own materiality an allegory of the minor Romantics 'insight that canonicity is not a quality inherent in the work but a product of the work's transmission."
  • "Johnson had averred in the eighteenth century, that the test of canonicity is the test of time (440)."