The canonical link type should be used to avoid duplicate content within a page.

Is there a way to apply it to content from another domain?

  • Do you mean within a site (instead of "within a page")? – unor Oct 8 '16 at 18:27

RFC 6596 says that the canonical URI may

Exist on a different hostname or domain.

Google Search documents that they support it, e.g.:

Addressing syndicated content. If you syndicate your content for publication on other domains, you want to consolidate page ranking to your preferred URL.

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