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 (hăg′ē-ŏg′rə-fē, hā′jē-)
n. pl. hag·i·og·ra·phies
a. The writing of the lives of saints.
b. A biography of a saint.
a. The writing of an admiring or idealized biography.
b. An admiring or idealized biography.

hag′i·og′raph·er n.
hag′i·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), hag′i·o·graph′i·cal adj.
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(ˌhæɡɪˈɒɡrəfə) or


1. (Theology) a person who writes about the lives of the saints
2. (Theology) one of the writers of the Hagiographa
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(ˌhæg iˈɒg rə fər, ˌheɪ dʒi-)

also hag`i•og′ra•phist,

1. one of the writers of the Hagiographa.
2. a writer of lives of the saints; hagiologist.
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Noun1.hagiographer - the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography
biographer - someone who writes an account of a person's life
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[ˌhægɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] Nhagiógrafo/a m/f
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n (lit, fig)Hagiograf(in) m(f)
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Chapter 1, while laying an important foundation for understanding the narrative in the two subsequent chapters, is fairly dense and may prove frustrating for a reader wanting more background information about the cast of bishops, canons, hagiographers, and saints identified in the first three chapters.
As the serious historians of the Pahlavi period may devote a few paragraphs or pages to Ashraf Pahlavi, and as the more dilettante hagiographers and detractors may pen voluminous gibberish in one banal direction or precisely its opposite, in the fertile imagination of her nation, Ashraf Pahlavi has joined the dramatic pantheon of villains and heroes, goblins and gremlins, genies and fairies, legends and fables, all the allegorical lore that gather momentum to make a people a nation.
She argues that because both saints' deaths were political rather than spiritual, liegois hagiographers had to recast them as holy martyrs, not worldly victims of political entanglements.
When she celebrated her 100th birthday in 2000, the journalist Francis Wheen assembled a cut-out-and-keep guide to elements of her past that her hagiographers were studiously ignoring.