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scholasticate

[ skuh-las-ti-keyt, -kit ]
/ skəˈlæs tɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
a course of study for seminarians, taken prior to their theological studies.
a school for this course of study.
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Origin of scholasticate

From the New Latin word scholasticātus, dating back to 1870–75. See scholastic, -ate3
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How to use scholasticate in a sentence

  • In 1910 we find them at Valkenburg, Holland, attached to the Scholasticate.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
  • The Holland province has more diplomated professors than any other in the Society, and is about to build a new scholasticate.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for scholasticate

scholasticate
/ (skəˈlæstɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt) /

noun
RC Church the state of being a scholastic, the period during which a Jesuit student is a scholastic, or an institution where scholastics pass this period

Word Origin for scholasticate

C19: from New Latin scholasticātus, from Latin scholasticus scholastic
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