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minor canon

noun
1.
a canon attached to a cathedral or collegiate church, though not necessarily a member of the chapter.
Compare honorary canon.
Origin of minor canon
1670-1680
1670-80
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  • The climax, in fact, as devised by Mr. Cuming Walters, is rather too dramatic for the comfort of a minor canon.

  • Her husband was only a minor canon, and had married her, alas, without a fortune.

    Kept in the Dark Anthony Trollope
  • When he felt somewhat rested he went to look for the minor canon.

  • "It is a pity but he had been put to some regular profession," said the minor canon.

  • Crabtree Parva was the name of the small living which Mr Harding had held as a minor canon, and which still belonged to him.

    The Warden Anthony Trollope
  • "Well, I certainly thought it was fifteen," said the minor canon.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • The letter was written to the minor canon telling him that the Squire's decision was final.

    Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
  • Had any other minor canon or any other gentleman been coming to tea, the fact would have been announced in a different manner.

    Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
  • My father occupied it in virtue of his being a minor canon in Norwich Cathedral.

    The Life of George Borrow Herbert Jenkins
  • One of his sons, a minor canon of Bristol, bore the arms of Owen Gwynedd, viz.

British Dictionary definitions for minor canon

minor canon

noun
1.
(Church of England) a clergyman who is attached to a cathedral to assist at daily services but who is not a member of the chapter
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