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A chiefly Roman Catholic intellectual movement arising in the late 1800s that seeks to revive medieval Scholasticism by infusing it with modern concepts.

Ne′o-Scho·las′tic (-lăs′tĭk) adj.


(ˌni oʊ skəˈlæs təˌsɪz əm)

a contemporary application of the doctrine of Scholasticism to problems of everyday life.
ne`o-Scho•las′tic, adj., n.


the 19th-century movement by Catholic scholars to reinstitute the doctrines of the Schoolmen in their teachings. — Neo-Scholastic, adj.
See also: Theology
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