Definitions for hagiographyˌhæg iˈɒg rə fi, ˌheɪ dʒi-
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hag•i•og•ra•phyˌhæg iˈɒg rə fi, ˌheɪ dʒi-(n.)(pl.)-phies.
the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints.
Origin of hagiography:
a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
The study of saints.
A biography of a saint.
A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
A biography which is uncritically supportive of its subject, often including embellishments or propaganda.
Origin: From + .