n. law or rule; decision, regulation, code, or constitution made by authority; books of the Bible officially accepted; a group of literary works
She kept the durable canon of American short fiction.
Sentence in Classic:
Yes, it was the same flesh, the same chair a canon, the sight of which had even then filled him with horror, as by a presentiment.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was Des Roches le Masle, canon of Notre Dame, who had formerly been valet of a bishop, who introduced him to his Eminence as a perfectly devout man.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context