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Definition of "hagiology" [ha•gi•ol•o•gy]

  • Literature dealing with the lives of saints. (noun)
  • A collection of sacred writings. (noun)
  • An authoritative list of saints. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hagiology" in a sentence
  • "The gifts are not brought by Santa Claus Nicholas who in the Hellenic hagiology is the patron saint of sailors."
  • "You might want to expand your hagiology with the holy father."
  • "The curious thing is that in that tale the prophet is aided by one of the few women who play much part in the hagiology of Islam."