[ toh-miz-uhm ]

  1. the theological and philosophical system of Thomas Aquinas.

Origin of Thomism


Other words from Thomism

  • Thomist, noun, adjective
  • Tho·mis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Thomism


/ (ˈtəʊmɪzəm) /

  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 forms of Thomism

  • Thomist, noun, adjective
  • Thomistic or Thomistical, adjective

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Cultural definitions for Thomism


[ (toh-miz-uhm) ]

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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