1. [ adjective ] (law) formally approved and invested with legal authority
Synonyms: ratified
Related terms: legal
2. [ adjective ] conforming to orthodox or recognized rules
Synonyms: canonical canonic

"the drinking of cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing"- Sinclair Lewis

Related terms: orthodox
3. [ adjective ] established by authority; given authoritative approval
Synonyms: approved

"a list of approved candidates"

Related terms: authorized
Similar spelling:   sanction