Definitions for: Schoolman


[n] a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
[n] a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism



Webster (1913) Definition: School"man`, n.; pl. Schoolmen.
One versed in the niceties of academical disputation or of
school divinity.

Note: The schoolmen were philosophers and divines of the
Middle Ages, esp. from the 11th century to the
Reformation, who spent much time on points of nice and
abstract speculation. They were so called because they
taught in the medi[ae]val universities and schools of
divinity.

Synonyms: academician, medieval Schoolman

See Also: scholar, scholarly person, student

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