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hagiographer

or hag·i·og·ra·phist

[ hag-ee-og-ruh-fer, hey-jee- ]

noun

  1. one of the writers of the Hagiographa.
  2. a writer of lives of the saints; hagiologist.


hagiographer

/ ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə /

noun

  1. a person who writes about the lives of the saints
  2. one of the writers of the Hagiographa


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hagiographer1

1650–60; < Greek hagiógraph ( os ) + -er 1
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Example Sentences

It may be that some hagiographer yet to come will find the stained sheets of fact and memory amid his papers.

And Relin was not some hack hagiographer who regurgitated whatever his primary source told him.

But it is unlikely that the Premier will find a more competent hagiographer.

With this end of glorification in view the hagiographer is prepared to swallow everything and record anything.

Such a claim is natural to the hagiographer; yet there lies behind it a certain truth.

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