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schoolman

[skool-muh n, -man] /ˈskul mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural schoolmen
[skool-muh n, -men] /ˈskul mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person versed in scholastic learning or engaged in scholastic pursuits.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a master in one of the schools or universities of the Middle Ages; one of the medieval writers who dealt with theology and philosophy after the methods of scholasticism.
Origin of schoolman
1530-1540
First recorded in 1530-40; school1 + man1
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schoolman

/ˈskuːlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(sometimes capital) a scholar versed in the learning of the Schoolmen
2.
(rare, mainly US) a professional educator or teacher

Schoolman

/ˈskuːlmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(sometimes not capital) a master in one of the schools or universities of the Middle Ages who was versed in scholasticism; scholastic
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