hierology

noun
hi·​er·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -jē \
plural -es

Definition of hierology

1 : a body of knowledge of sacred things : the literary or traditional embodiment of the religious beliefs of a people the hierology of Greece

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History and Etymology for hierology

hier- + -logy

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“Hierology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hierology. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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