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hierology

[hahy-uh-rol-uh-jee, hahy-rol-] /ˌhaɪ əˈrɒl ə dʒi, haɪˈrɒl-/
noun
1.
literature or learning regarding sacred things.
2.
hagiological literature or learning.
Origin of hierology
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; hiero- + -logy
Related forms
hierologic
[hahy-er-uh-loj-ik, hahy-ruh-] /ˌhaɪ ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌhaɪ rə-/ (Show IPA),
hierological, adjective
hierologist, noun
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hierology

/ˌhaɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
sacred literature
2.
a biography of a saint
Derived Forms
hierologic (ˌhaɪərəˈlɒdʒɪk), hierological, adjective
hierologist, noun
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