[ skuh-las-ti-keyt, -kit ]
/ skəˈlæs tɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

a course of study for seminarians, taken prior to their theological studies.
a school for this course of study.

Origin of scholasticate

From the New Latin word scholasticātus, dating back to 1870–75. See scholastic, -ate3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for scholasticate

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

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell

British Dictionary definitions for scholasticate

/ (skəˈlæstɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt) /


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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