Canonicals

Part of speech: noun

Official robes of the clergy.

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Usage examples "canonicals":

  1. The President appeared immediately and in the most terrible state of alarm, but in full canonicals. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  2. If I had more time I should like to show you all the bodies which are buried in these niches upon the walls, for they are the early popes and bishops of the Church, with their mitres, their croziers, and full canonicals. - "The Green Flag", Arthur Conan Doyle.
  3. If a priest happened to be among the culprits, he was now stripped of the canonicals which he had hitherto worn; while his hands, lips, and shaven crown were scraped with a bit of glass, by which process the oil of his consecration was supposed to be removed. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.