hagiology

noun
ha·​gi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌha-gē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce hagiology (audio) , ˌhā-, -jē- \

Definition of hagiology

1 : literature dealing with venerated persons or writings
2 : a list of venerated figures

Other Words from hagiology

hagiologic \ ˌha-​gē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce hagiology (audio) , ˌhā-​ , -​jē-​ \ or hagiological \ ˌha-​gē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce hagiology (audio) , ˌhā-​ , -​jē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of hagiology

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hagiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hagiology. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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