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