Definition of prosopography
: a study that identifies and relates a group of persons or characters within a particular historical or literary context
prosopographicalplay \-pə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of prosopography
New Latin prosopographia, from Greek prosōpon person + -graphia -graphy
First Known Use: 1929
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