- a person versed in scholastic learning or engaged in scholastic pursuits.
- (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
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Historical Examples of schoolman
He seems to have been self-taught rather than to have been a schoolman.Bernardino Luini
Schoolman after schoolman had been occupied with formal trifles.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
In this view the great Schoolman but follows the teachings of St. Augustine.Woman in Science
John Augustine Zahm
He is as prioristic as a medieval Schoolman, in spite of his scientific pose.Psychical Miscellanea
J. Arthur Hill
Such is the proposition of the schoolman that Alexander could not have subdued any countries without an army.The Critique of Pure Reason
- (sometimes capital) a scholar versed in the learning of the Schoolmen
- rare, mainly US a professional educator or teacher
- (sometimes not capital) a master in one of the schools or universities of the Middle Ages who was versed in scholasticism; scholastic