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canonization (n.)

"act of enrolling a beatified person among the saints," late 14c., from Medieval Latin canonizationem (nominative canonizatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of canonizare (see canonize). Exclusively the power of the popes since 1179.

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Definitions of canonization from WordNet

canonization (n.)
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints;
Synonyms: canonisation
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