I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin scholasticus of the schoolmen, from Latin, of a school, from Greek scholastikos, from scholazein to keep a school, from scholē school Date: 1596 1. a. often capitalized of or relating to Scholasticism <
scholastic theology
scholastic philosophy
b. suggestive or characteristic of a scholastic especially in subtlety or aridity ; pedantic <
dull scholastic reports
2. of or relating to schools or scholars; especially of or relating to high school or secondary school • scholastically adverb II. noun Date: 1644 1. a. capitalized a Scholastic philosopher b. pedant, formalist 2. [New Latin scholasticus, from Latin scholasticus, adjective] a student in a scholasticate 3. a person who adopts academic or traditional methods in art

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