[toh-miz-uh m]

Origin of Thomism

Related formsTho·mist, noun, adjectiveTho·mis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for thomism


  1. the comprehensive system of philosophy and theology developed by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, and since taught and maintained by his followers, esp in the Dominican order
Derived FormsThomist, noun, adjectiveThomistic or Thomistical, adjective
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thomism in Culture



The philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, or other philosophies inspired by his. Thomism underwent a revival starting in the middle of the nineteenth century.

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