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Scholastic


SCHOLAS'TIC,

SCHOLAS'TICAL, adjective [Latin scholasticus.]

1. Pertaining to a scholar, to a school or to schools; as scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

2. Scholar-like; becoming a scholar; suitable to schools; as scholastic precision.

3. Pedantic; formal.

Scholastic divinity, that species of divinity taught in some schools or colleges, which consists in discussing and settling points by reason and argument. It has now fallen into contempt, except in some universities, where the charters require it to be taught.

SCHOLAS'TIC, noun One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.