Bollandist

noun Bol·land·ist \ ˈbäləndə̇st \

Definition of Bollandist

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of bollandist

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


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