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schoolman

[ skool-muhn, -man ]

noun

, plural school·men [skool, -m, uh, n, -men],
  1. a person versed in scholastic learning or engaged in scholastic pursuits.
  2. (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.


schoolman

1

/ ˈskuːlmən /

noun

  1. sometimes capital a scholar versed in the learning of the Schoolmen
  2. rare.
    a professional educator or teacher


Schoolman

2

/ ˈskuːlmən /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of schoolman1

First recorded in 1530–40; school 1 + man

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Example Sentences

The first is the learning of the theologian, the schoolman; the latter is the learning of the practical Christian.

Omnia exeunt in mysterium, says a schoolman; that is, There is nothing, the absolute ground of which is not a Mystery.

The person who renewed the contest was Eck the schoolman, Luther's old friend, and the author of the Obelisks.

The Introductio ad Theologiam of the famous Ablard, another schoolman, was fatal to him.

Already the British schoolman, Duns Scotus, asked, 'whether it was impossible for matter to think?'

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