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scho·las·ti·cism

 (skə-lăs′tĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. often Scholasticism The dominant form of theological and philosophical study in Western Christianity in the Middle Ages, based on the authority of the Latin Fathers and of Aristotle and his commentators.
2. Close adherence to traditional methods or teachings.
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scholasticism

(skəˈlæstɪˌsɪzəm)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (sometimes capital) the system of philosophy, theology, and teaching that dominated medieval western Europe and was based on the writings of the Church Fathers and (from the 12th century) Aristotle
2. strict adherence to traditional doctrines
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scho•las•ti•cism

(skəˈlæs təˌsɪz əm)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) the system of theological and philosophical teaching predominant in the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and of Aristotle and his commentators.
2. narrow adherence to traditional teachings, doctrines, or methods.
[1750–60]
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Scholasticism

the doctrines of the schoolmen; the system of theological and philosophical instruction of the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and on Aristotle and his commentators. — Scholastic, n., adj.
See also: Theology
the doctrines of the schoolmen; the system of theological and philosophical instruction of the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and on Aristotle and his commentators. — Scholastic, n., adj.
See also: Philosophy
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scholasticism

A term for the medieval philosophy taught in schools, and exemplified by Thomas Aquinas.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scholasticism - the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers
natural virtue - (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
2.scholasticism - orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
traditionalism, traditionality - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
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Translations

scholasticism

[skəˈlæstɪsɪzəm] Nescolasticismo m
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scholasticism

nScholastik f
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