- the branch of knowledge dealing with the lives of martyrs.
- a history of martyrs.
- such histories collectively.
- a list of martyrs.
Origin of martyrology
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Examples from the Web for martyrology
Monday 23d November, day of St Clement, pope and martyr, and others in the martyrology.Pascal
Martyrology was the most popular literature in the early Church.
The most famous is that of Usuard (c. 875), on which the Roman martyrology was based.
The first edition of the Roman martyrology appeared at Rome in 1583.
A martyrology, a calendar with a martyr for each day of the year.Plays--First Series
- an official list of martyrs
- Christianity the study of the lives of the martyrs
- a historical account of the lives of martyrs
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Word Origin and History for martyrology
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