adjective Also, scholastical.
of or pertaining to schools, scholars, or education: scholastic attainments.
of or pertaining to secondary education or schools: a scholastic meet.
of or pertaining to the medieval schoolmen.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a schoolman, a disciple of the schoolmen, or an adherent of scholasticism.
a pedantic person.
Roman Catholic Church. a student in a scholasticate.

1590–1600; < Latin scholasticus < Greek scholastikós studious, learned, derivative of scholázein to be at leisure to study. See school1, -tic

scholastically, adverb
antischolastic, adjective, noun
antischolastically, adverb
hyperscholastic, adjective
hyperscholastically, adverb
nonscholastic, adjective
nonscholastical, adjective
nonscholastically, adverb
postscholastic, adjective
prescholastic, adjective
proscholastic, adjective
pseudoscholastic, adjective
pseudoscholastically, adverb
quasi-scholastic, adjective
quasi-scholastically, adverb
semischolastic, adjective
semischolastically, adverb
unscholastic, adjective
unscholastically, adverb
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scholastic (skəˈlæstɪk)
1.  of, relating to, or befitting schools, scholars, or education
2.  pedantic or precise
3.  (often capital) characteristic of or relating to the medieval Schoolmen
4.  a student or pupil
5.  a person who is given to quibbling or logical subtleties; pedant
6.  (often capital) a disciple or adherent of scholasticism; Schoolman
7.  a.  a Jesuit student who is undergoing a period of probation prior to commencing his theological studies
 b.  the status and position of such a student
8.  a formalist in art
[C16: via Latin from Greek skholastikos devoted to learning, ultimately from skholēschool1]

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Word Origin & History

1596, "of or pertaining to Scholastic theologians" (Churchmen in the Middle Ages whose theology and philosophy was based on Church Fathers and Aristotle), from M.Fr. scholastique, from L. scholasticus "learned," from Gk. skholastikos "studious, learned" (see school (1)).
Meaning "pertaining to schools or to school education" is from 1647. Scholasticism is attested from 1756.
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