Bollandist

noun
Bol·land·ist | \ˈbäləndə̇st\
plural -s

Definition of Bollandist 

: any of the Jesuit editors of the Acta Sanctorum, a collection of biographies of Christian saints and martyrs based on critical evaluation of the sources

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History and Etymology for Bollandist

Jean de Bolland †1665 Flemish Jesuit hagiologist who began the work + English -ist

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