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

  • n. The sacred literature of a people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The comparative and historical study of religions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A treatise on sacred things; especially, the science which treats of the ancient writings and inscriptions of the Egyptians, or a treatise on that science.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A discourse on sacred things; the science which treats of the ancient writings and inscriptions of the Egyptians, or a treatise on that science.

Etymologies

hiero- + -logy. (Wiktionary)

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