canonisation

World English Dictionary
canonize or canonise (ˈkænəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  RC Church to declare (a person) to be a saint and thus admit to the canon of saints
2.  to regard as holy or as a saint
3.  to sanction by canon law; pronounce valid
 
canonise or canonise
 
vb
 
canoni'zation or canonise
 
n
 
canoni'sation or canonise
 
n

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canonisation

noun
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints [syn: canonization
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