'Canonization' definitions:

Definition of 'canonization'

(from WordNet)
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints [syn: canonization, canonisation]

Definition of 'Canonization'

  • Canonization \Can`on*i*za"tion\, n. [F. canonisation.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. (R. C. Ch.) The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation. [1913 Webster]
  • Canonization of saints was not known to the Christian church titl toward the middle of the tenth century. --Hoock. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. The state of being canonized or sainted. [1913 Webster]