What does the word canon mean?

Usage examples for canon

  1. Once upon a time, not long ago, two heroes in the service of the government of the United States, whose names should be graven in the immortal rock and whose story read wherever the language is spoken, made the journey through this canon and came out alive. – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  2. After a pause the Canon went on: 'You must not think that I do not love Ireland too. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  3. The canon begged the curate to keep him informed of any change in Don Quixote's behavior, as he was most interested in his case. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra