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hagiographer

or hagiographist

[hag-ee-og-ruh-fer, hey-jee-] /ˌhæg iˈɒg rə fər, ˌheɪ dʒi-/
noun
1.
one of the writers of the Hagiographa.
2.
a writer of lives of the saints; hagiologist.
Origin of hagiographer
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek hagiógraph(os) + -er1
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  • Such a claim is natural to the hagiographer; yet there lies behind it a certain truth.

    Ruysbroeck Evelyn Underhill
  • With this end of glorification in view the hagiographer is prepared to swallow everything and record anything.

British Dictionary definitions for hagiographer

hagiographer

/ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə/
noun
1.
a person who writes about the lives of the saints
2.
one of the writers of the Hagiographa
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