[ vek-suh-lol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌvɛk səˈlɒl ə dʒi /


the study of flags.


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Origin of vexillology

1955–60; < Latin vexill(um) flag, vexillum + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM vexillology

vex·il·log·ic [vek-sil-uh-loj-ik] /vɛkˌsɪl əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, vex·il·lo·log·i·cal, adjectivevex·il·lol·o·gist, noun

Words nearby vexillology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for vexillology

/ (ˌvɛksɪˈlɒlədʒɪ) /


the study and collection of information about flags

Derived forms of vexillology

vexillologist, noun

Word Origin for vexillology

C20: from Latin vexillum flag + -logy
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