Synonyms of canon in English:

canon


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noun

1‘the appointment violated the canons of fair play and equal opportunity’

SYNONYMS
principle, rule, law, tenet, precept, formula
standard, convention, norm, pattern, model, exemplar
criterion, measure, yardstick, benchmark, test

2‘a set of ecclesiastical canons’

SYNONYMS
law, decree, edict, statute, dictate, dictum, ordinance
rule, ruling, regulation
decretal

3‘the Shakespeare canon’

SYNONYMS
works, list of works, writings, oeuvre