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Bollandist

[ bol-uhn-dist ]

noun

  1. any of the editors of the Acta Sanctorum.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Bollandist1

1745–55; after Jean de Bolland; -ist

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Example Sentences

But there is some mistake, as the Bollandist fathers have pointed out.

Take for instance the twenty-five thousand Lives of the Saints in the great Bollandist collection.

If the enormous undertaking of the Bollandist editors had been completed, it would have contained the histories of 25,000 saints.

This question is gone into fully; and the best authorities are quoted by the Bollandist.

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