AskDefine | Define scholastic

Dictionary Definition

scholastic adj
1 of or relating to schools; "scholastic year"
2 of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism; "scholastic philosophy"


1 a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit [syn: pedant, bookworm]
2 a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

User Contributed Dictionary



(US) IPA: /skəˈlæstɪk/


  1. relating to school; academic
    • This award is for the greatest scholastic achievement by a graduating student.
  2. (Philosophy:) relating to the philosophical tradition or school of scholasticism

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  1. a philosopher who works within the tradition of scholasticism

Extensive Definition

Scholastic may refer to:
  • Scholastic (Notre Dame publication), the official student publication of the University of Notre Dame
  • Scholastic Corporation, an American book publishing company known for publishing educational materials
  • Scholasticism, a method of learning taught by the academics (or schoolmen) of medieval universities circa 1100–1500 and copied from the scholastic method long-used by Muslim scholastics and physicians of Al-Andalus (Muslim Spain)
  • Scholastic, the name given to students for the priesthood in various religious orders, including the Society of Jesus
  • Relating to school
scholastic in Galician: Escolástica

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