schoolman

[ skool-muhn, -man ]
/ ˈskul mən, -ˌmæn /

noun, plural school·men [skool-muhn, -men], /ˈskul mən, -ˌmɛn/,

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.

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Origin of schoolman

First recorded in 1530–40; school1 + man
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British Dictionary definitions for schoolman (1 of 2)

schoolman
/ (ˈskuːlmən) /

noun plural -men

(sometimes capital) a scholar versed in the learning of the Schoolmen
rare, mainly US a professional educator or teacher

British Dictionary definitions for schoolman (2 of 2)

Schoolman
/ (ˈskuːlmən) /

noun plural -men

(sometimes not capital) a master in one of the schools or universities of the Middle Ages who was versed in scholasticism; scholastic
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