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The theological and philosophical system of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a system that dominated scholasticism.

Tho′mist n.
Tho·mis′tic adj.


(Theology) the comprehensive system of philosophy and theology developed by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, and since taught and maintained by his followers, esp in the Dominican order
ˈThomist n, adj
Thoˈmistic, Thoˈmistical adj


(ˈtoʊ mɪz əm)

the theological and philosophical system of Thomas Aquinas.
Tho′mist, n., adj.
Tho•mis′tic, adj.


the theological and philosophical doctrines of St. Thomas Aquinas and his followers. — Thomist, n.Thomistic, adj.
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Noun1.Thomism - the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group


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