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martyrology

mar·tyr·ol·o·gy

martyrology

 
pronunciation:
mar t ra lih ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: martyrologies
definition 1: a list or catalogue of martyrs.
definition 2: a history of religious martyrs, esp. Christian martyrs.
definition 3: such histories collectively.
definition 4: the branch of history, esp. ecclesiastical history, dealing with the lives of the martyrs.
derivations: martyrological (adj.), martyrologist (n.)
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