hagiography

[hag-ee-og-ruh-fee, hey-jee-]
noun, plural hagiographies.
the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology.

Origin:
1805–15; hagio- + -graphy

hagiographic [hag-ee-uh-graf-ik, hey-jee-] , hagiographical, adjective
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hagiography (ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n , pl -phies
1.  the writing of the lives of the saints
2.  biography of the saints
3.  any biography that idealizes or idolizes its subject
 
hagiographic
 
adj
 
hagio'graphical
 
adj

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Example sentences
He excelled at hagiography and left psychological penetration mostly in the eye of the beholder.
There is a place such hagiography usually belongs: not on your bookshelf.
However, there was a slight air of hagiography about the set-up.
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