• WordNet 3.6
    • adj scholastic of or relating to schools "scholastic year"
    • adj scholastic of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism "scholastic philosophy"
    • n scholastic a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    • n Scholastic a Scholastic philosopher or theologian
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scholastic Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.
    • Scholastic Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.
    • Scholastic One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.
    • Scholastic Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.
    • Scholastic (R. C. Ch) See the Note under Jesuit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scholastic Pertaining to or suiting a scholar, school, or schools; like or characteristic of a scholar: as, a scholastic manner; scholastic phrases.
    • scholastic Of, pertaining to, or concerned with schooling or education; educational: as, a scholastic institution; a scholastic appointment.
    • scholastic Pertaining to or characteristic of scholasticism or the schoolmen; according to the methods of the Christian Aristotelians of the middle ages. See scholasticism.
    • scholastic Coldly intellectual and unemotional; characterized by excessive intellectual subtlety or by punctilious and dogmatic distinctions; formal; pedantic: said especially of the discussion of religious truth.
    • n scholastic A student or studious person; a scholar.
    • n scholastic A schoolman; a Christian Aristotelian; one of those who taught in European schools from the eleventh century to the Reformation, who reposed ultimately upon authority for every philosophical proposition, and who wrote chiefly in the form of disputations, discussing the questions with an almost syllogistic stiffness: opposed to Biblicist.
    • n scholastic One who deals with religious questions in the spirit of the medieval scholastics.
    • n scholastic A member of the third grade in the organization of the Jesuits. A novitiate of two years' duration and a month of strict confinement are prerequisite to entrance to the grade of scholastic. The term consists of five years' study in the arts, five or six years of teaching and study, a year of final novitiate, and from four to six years of study in theology. The scholastic is then prepared to be admitted as a priest of the order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Scholastic pertaining to a scholar or to schools: scholar-like: pertaining to the schoolmen: excessively subtle: pedantic
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Whether the flower looks better in the nosegay than in the meadow where it grew and we had to wet our feet to get it! Is the scholastic air any advantage?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scholasticus, Gr. , fr. to have leisure, to give lectures, to keep a school, from leisure, a lecture, a school: cf. F. scholastique, scolastique,. See School
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. scholaris—L. schola.


In literature:

Once a scholastic title applied to priests and curates; now to knights.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
One of these is the scholastic objection and the other is the religious one.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
For expression with us is not scholastic, but temperamental!
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
Our great difference from the scholastic lies in the way we face.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Now how differently must the newly recovered scholastic learning tell upon these two men.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
A scholastic agency sent her a dozen candidates.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Besides acting as intermediaries, Jews made original contributions to scholastic philosophy.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
This game made considerable progress in Edinburgh, being vigorously promoted by scholastic clubs and students attending college.
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
This scholastic equality soon ends, if it ever had a reality.
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
Miss Gordon opened the conversation by inquiring after the attainments of her family in matters scholastic.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
No courses were offered in the normal scholastic subjects.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
His memory, however, is consecrated among the fathers of scholastic divinity.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The large-hearted old man forgot his scholastic theory of human nature as he looked upon her face.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
Hugh became gradually nettled by the argument, but he was no match for Maitland in scholastic disputation.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Freed from what Bobby called "the scholastic yoke," the whole world seemed a big joke to them.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
Most of the novels and non-scholastic books were of a shoddy, sensational type.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
He bore them, like his scholastic triumphs, very modestly, but in his heart he was proud and happy.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
When the necessary critical work has been done, what is left of the stately theology reared by Church Fathers, councils and scholastics?
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
His creed was no scholastic dogma, but a living faith.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The students who come under the influence of Dr. Jordan do not have a life of scholastic ease and idleness.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various

In poetry:

Comes a train of little ladies
From scholastic trammels free,
Each a little bit afraid is,
Wondering what the world can be!
"Speculation" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Schoolgirls we, eighteen and under,
From scholastic trammels free,
And we wonder - how we wonder! -
What on earth the world can be!
"Speculation" by William Schwenck Gilbert
To thee is turned the "soft Venetian side"
Of Boston. On thy myriad roofs the slopes
Of Arlington look down; between, a tide
Scholastic ebbs and flows, sun-smit with hopes.
"Cambridge" by Oscar Fay Adams
Since Stanley felt the icy blast
Jack leads the Opposition.
A mild, scholastic man to cast
For such a tough position.
Fit for some rude iconoclast
Or thick-skinned politician.
"'Jack'" by C J Dennis
Doubled the splendor is, that in its streets
The Angelic Doctor as a school-boy played,
And dreamed perhaps the dreams, that he repeats
In ponderous folios for scholastics made.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To him one autumn day there came
A lovely youth of mystic name:
He took a lodging in the house,
And fell a-dodging snipe and grouse,
For, oh! that mild scholastic one
Let shooting for a single gun.
"Gregory Parable, LL.D." by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

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In science:

This is the rule employed by the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) since 1953, as well as by the GRE subject exams (Budescu & Bar-Hillel, 1993).
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