adjective Also scho·las·ti·cal.
- scholar's mate,
- scholastic aptitude test,
Origin of scholastic
Examples from the Web for scholastic
I had an idea for a movie and I had a meeting with Scholastic Publishing because they have a movie division.
“There was a nice music to his writing,” says Lee Kravitz, his longtime editor at Scholastic and then at Parade.The Death of Co-Author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Is Ruled Suicide|Michael Daly|December 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The scholastic pitches finished, the campers returned to their doll designs.Camp Fashion Design Draws Budding Designers To New York|Robin Givhan|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Scholastic Press editorial director David Levithan recalled his hesitation to the premise.
But how should Scholastic handle their readers who have long since grown up?
But if speculative subtilties give offence, what must we say of the scholastic philosophers who indulged in them to such excess?Novum Organum|Francis Bacon
It is not the purpose of this volume to offer a mere textbook or a scholastic essay on historical events.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
These were the rich treasures which lay concealed in the scholastic teaching of the middle ages.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
The scholastic landscape painter triumphed; a school it was which nourished itself on empty formulas, and so died of anmia.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
Professor Cardell wore a flush which looked as if it had its rise in scholastic pride rather than in rebuked humility.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
- a Jesuit student who is undergoing a period of probation prior to commencing his theological studies
- the status and position of such a student
Word Origin for scholastic
1590s, "of or pertaining to Scholastic theologians" (Churchmen in the Middle Ages whose theology and philosophy was based on Church Fathers and Aristotle), from Middle French scholastique (14c.), from Latin scholasticus "of a school," from Greek skholastikos "enjoying leisure; devoting one's leisure to learning," hence, as a noun, "a scholar," also in a bad sense, "a pedant; a simpleton," from skhola (see school (n.1)). In English, meaning "pertaining to schools or to school education" is from 1640s. As a noun from 1640s. Related: Scholastical (1530s in the "relating to a school" sense); scholastically.