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  1. scho·las·tic
    IPA[skəˈlastik]
  2. adjective

    noun

    • 1. an adherent of scholasticism; a schoolman.

    • 2. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a member of a religious order, especially the Society of Jesus, who is between the novitiate and the priesthood.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: scholastic, plural noun: scholastics

    • noun

      a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, and others in 1534, to do missionary work. The order was zealous in opposing the Reformation. Despite periodic persecution it has retained an important influence in Catholic thought and education.
    • (1491–1556), Spanish theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order). His Spiritual Exercises (1548), an ordered scheme of meditations, is still used in Jesuit training programs. Feast day, July 31.
    • adjective

      of or concerning schools and education:

      relating to secondary schools:

    • noun

      an adherent of scholasticism; a schoolman.

      (in the Roman Catholic Church) a member of a religious order, especially the Society of Jesus, who is between the novitiate and the priesthood.

    • (1491–1556), Spanish theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus. His Spiritual Exercises (1548), an ordered scheme of meditations, is still used in the training of Jesuits. Feast day, 31 July.
    • noun

      a member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests founded by St Ignatius Loyola, St Francis Xavier, and others in 1534, to do missionary work. The order was zealous in opposing the Reformation. Despite periodic persecution it has retained an important influence in Catholic thought and education.
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