Definition of martyrological in English:

martyrological

adjective

  • See martyrology

    • ‘Their disagreements proved central to the formation of the three principal mutually exclusive martyrological traditions.’
    • ‘In the ‘Nativitie of Christ’ the mysteries of the Incarnation lead into a polemical defense of the doctrine of transubstantiation, which in turn transforms into a martyrological call to accept the host - and to imitate Christ.’
    • ‘Their theology conditioned them to accept the high level of martyrdom this group endured; the victims were considered the leading edge of a community defined by its collective martyrological sensibility.’
    • ‘The speaker's survey of the landscape of destruction systematically deconstructs the martyrological conventions that had prevailed for nearly two millennia - especially the final role of the poet as comforter and image-maker.’

Pronunciation

martyrological

/mɑːtərəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/