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[toh-miz-uh m]
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  1. the theological and philosophical system of Thomas Aquinas.
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Origin of Thomism

Related formsTho·mist, noun, adjectiveTho·mis·tic, adjective
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  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
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Derived FormsThomist, noun, adjectiveThomistic or Thomistical, adjective
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thomistic 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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