schoolman

schoolman

[skool-muhn, -man]
noun, plural schoolmen [skool-muhn, -men] .
1.
a person versed in scholastic learning or engaged in scholastic pursuits.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a master in one of the schools or universities of the Middle Ages; one of the medieval writers who dealt with theology and philosophy after the methods of scholasticism.

Origin:
1530–40; school1 + man1

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schoolman (ˈskuːlmən)
 
n , pl -men
1.  (sometimes capital) a scholar versed in the learning of the Schoolmen
2.  rare chiefly (US) a professional educator or teacher

Schoolman (ˈskuːlmən)
 
n , pl -men
(sometimes not capital) a master in one of the schools or universities of the Middle Ages who was versed in scholasticism; scholastic

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