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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Literature dealing with the lives of saints.
  • n. A collection of sacred writings.
  • n. An authoritative list of saints.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. literature dealing with the lives of saints

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The history or description of the sacred writings or of sacred persons; a narrative of the lives of the saints; a catalogue of saints.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of literature which treats of the lives and legends of the saints; the list and legends of the saints, and, by extension, of popular heroes.
  • n. A history or description of the sacred writings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints

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