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noun (hagiograph, ies)
  1. A biography of a saint.
  2. A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
  3. (context, by extension) A tactic adopted in Stalinist Russia to increase the popularity and power of Lenin.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: hagiografie
  • French: hagiographie
  • German: Lebensbeschreibung der Heiligen
  • Italian: agiografí­a
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: hagiografí­a
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From (term, sc=Grek, , tr=hagios, , holy) + (term, sc=Grek, -, tr=-graphy, , writing).


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