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[bol-uh n-dist]
  1. any of the editors of the Acta Sanctorum.
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Origin of Bollandist

1745–55; after Jean de Bolland; see -ist
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Historical Examples of bollandist

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

    The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • 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.

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

    Psychical Miscellanea

    J. Arthur Hill