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From Middle French scholastique, from Latin scholasticus, from Ancient Greek σχολαστικός (skholastikós).

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scholastic (plural scholastics)

  1. (philosophy) a member of the medieval philosophical school of scholasticism; a medieval Christian Aristotelian

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scholastic (comparative more scholastic, superlative most scholastic)

  1. Of or relating to school; academic
    • This award is for the greatest scholastic achievement by a graduating student.
  2. (philosophy) Of or relating to the philosophical tradition of scholasticism
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
  3. Characterized by excessive subtlety, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.

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