patrologic /pa'treuh loj"ik/, patrological, adj.
/peuh trol"euh jee/, n., pl. patrologies.
1. Also called patristics. the branch of theology dealing with the teachings of the church fathers.
2. a collection of the writings of the early church fathers.
[1590-1600; < NL patrologia. See PATRI-, -O-, -LOGY]

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