martyrology

noun
mar·​tyr·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌmär-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce martyrology (audio) \

Definition of martyrology

1 : a catalog of Roman Catholic martyrs and saints arranged by the dates of their feasts
2 : ecclesiastical history treating the lives and sufferings of martyrs

First Known Use of martyrology

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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