noun, plural hag·i·ol·o·gies for 2, 3.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hagiologyhag·i·o·log·ic [hag-ee-uh-loj-ik, hey-jee-], /ˌhæg i əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌheɪ dʒi-/, hag·i·o·log·i·cal, adjectivehag·i·ol·o·gist, noun
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How to use hagiology in a sentence
There is no doubt that the saints of Irish origin supply by far the more important portion of our hagiology.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
The composition seems to be intended as a satire on the monks, and in particular as a travesty of medieval hagiology.
She appears constantly in Gaelic hagiology, and with poetic as well as saintly fame casting a halo about her yellow hair.
There are some, like a lady I once knew, who think that hagiology is the scientific study of hags.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens|G. K. Chesterton
He was speaking of the New Testament, and he said, The truth was in it; but they had covered it up with their hagiology.Literary Friends And Acquaintances|William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for hagiology
noun plural -gies
- a biography of a saint
- a collection of such biographies