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Definition of canonization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

canonization

 noun
(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌkænənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkænənəˈzeɪʃn//
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
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the act by the Pope of stating officially that somebody is now a saint; the process of being made a saint by the Pope compare beatification