noun, plural hag·i·og·ra·phies.
- the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology.
noun plural -phies
- the writing of the lives of the saints
- biography of the saints
- any biography that idealizes or idolizes its subject
“writing of saints’ lives,” 1821, from Greek hagios “holy” (see hagiology) + -graphy. Related: Hagiographic (1819); hagiographical (1580s); hagiographer (1650s).