Bollandist

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Etymology[edit]

Bolland +‎ -ist, after the founder Jean Bolland (1596-1665).

Noun[edit]

Bollandist (plural Bollandists)

  1. Any member of an association of scholars, originally all Jesuits, who since the early seventeenth century have studied hagiography and the cult of the saints in Christianity.

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