hagiology

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hag·i·ol·o·gy / ˌhagēˈäləjē; ˌhāgē-/ • n. literature dealing with the lives and legends of saints.DERIVATIVES: hag·i·o·log·i·cal / ˌhagēəˈläjəkəl; ˌhāgēə-/ adj.hag·i·ol·o·gist / -jist/ n.