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

Word History


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

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“Bollandist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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