1. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride;
scholastic learning. Sir K. Digby.
2. Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic
divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy. Locke.
3. Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.
1. One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools. Milton.
2. (R. C. Ch.) See the Note under Jesuit.
(Scho*las"tic*al) a. & n. Scholastic.
(Scho*las"tic*al*ly), adv. In a scholastic manner.
(Scho*las"ti*cism) n. The method or subtilties of the schools of philosophy; scholastic
formality; scholastic doctrines or philosophy.
The spirit of the old scholasticism . . . spurned laborious investigation and slow induction.J. P. Smith.
(Scho"li*a) n. pl. See Scholium.
(Scho"li*ast) n. [Gr. fr. a scholium: cf. F. scoliate. See Scholium.] A maker of scholia; a
commentator or annotator.
No . . . quotations from Talmudists and scholiasts . . . ever marred the effect of his grave temperate
(Scho`li*as"tic) a. Of or pertaining to a scholiast, or his pursuits. Swift.
(Scho"li*aze) v. i. [Cf. Gr. .] To write scholia. [Obs.] Milton.
(Schol"ic*al) a. [L. scholicus, Gr. fr. . See School.] Scholastic. [Obs.] Hales.
(||Scho"li*on) n. [NL.] A scholium.
A judgment which follows immediately from another is sometimes called a corollary, or consectary . . .
One which illustrates the science where it appears, but is not an integral part of it, is a scholion.Abp.
Thomson (Laws of Thought).
(Scho"li*um) n.; pl. L. Scholia E. Scholiums [NL., fr. Gr. fr. . See School.]
1. A marginal annotation; an explanatory remark or comment; specifically, an explanatory comment on
the text of a classic author by an early grammarian.
2. A remark or observation subjoined to a demonstration or a train of reasoning.
(Scho"ly) n. A scholium. [Obs.] Hooker.
(Scho"ly) v. i. & t. To write scholia; to annotate. [Obs.]
(School) n. [For shoal a crowd; prob. confused with school for learning.] A shoal; a multitude; as,
a school of fish.