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[toh-miz-uh m] /ˈtoʊ mɪz əm/
the theological and philosophical system of Thomas Aquinas.
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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
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Thomist, noun, adjective
Thomistic, Thomistical, adjective
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Thomism [(toh-miz-uhm)]

The philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, or other philosophies inspired by his. Thomism underwent a revival starting in the middle of the nineteenth century.

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