Scholastic

Definition of Scholastic

Scho`las´tic
a.1.Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.
2.Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.
3.Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.
n.1.One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.
2.(R. C. Ch.) See the Note under Jesuit.

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