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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. patrology(def 1).
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Origin of patristics

First recorded in 1840–50; see origin at patristic, -ics
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  • Associated words: patristic, patristics, patrology, patrist.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming

  • In 1493 he went to Paris and thence to Italy, studying canon and civil law, patristics and the rudiments of Greek.