ha·​gi·​og·​ra·​pher | \ ˌha-gē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce hagiographer (audio) , ˌhā-, -jē- \

Definition of hagiographer

: a writer of hagiography

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Recent Examples on the Web William’s hagiographer, the monk Thomas of Monmouth, laid out this unsubstantiated account in excruciating detail, leading to the canonization of the dead boy; like mushrooms after rain, accounts of miracles arose around his tomb. Talia Lavin, The New Republic, "QAnon, Blood Libel, and the Satanic Panic," 29 Sep. 2020 Hansen is not a hagiographer, and parts of the book are unflattering and depart from official Cuban lore. Michael J. Bustamante, Washington Post, "Portrait of a young Castro, drawn from his personal archive," 5 July 2019

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Hagiographer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hagiographer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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