Definition of canonical:
official, good, cooperative, servile, lawful, orthodox, legalistic, standard, sanctioned, received, statutory, legal, basic, submissive, the Creation, the Cross, biddable, obedient, approved, compliant, introductory, cardinal sin, canon law, commandment, creationism, dutiful, Eden, accepted, the Fall, the Crucifixion, canonic, authoritative, law-abiding, time-honored, ratified.
regular (part of speech: adjective)
- ritualistic (part of speech: adjective)
He had always been of a convivial turn, and, from youth upwards, not averse or indifferent to the enjoyment of old wine and fat venison: of late years he had become ultra- canonical in his devotion to good cheer.- "Barren Honour: A Novel", George A. Lawrence.
Clap but a civil gown with a welt on the one; and a canonical cloak with sleeves on the other: and give them a few terms in their mouths, if there come not forth as able a doctor, and complete a parson, for this turn, as may be wish'd, trust not my election: and, I hope, without wronging the dignity of either profession, since they are but persons put on, and for mirth's sake, to torment him.- "Epicoene Or, The Silent Woman", Ben Jonson.
But perhaps we must turn our back on the Abbey and pursue our walk along the Thames Embankment as far as St. Paul's if we want to discover the very finest flower of canonical culture and charm, for it blushes unseen in the shady recesses of Amen Court.- "Collections and Recollections", George William Erskine Russell.