scholasticism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sku-las'tu-siz"um), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- (sometimes cap.) the system of theological and philosophical teaching predominant in the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and of Aristotle and his commentators.
- narrow adherence to traditional teachings, doctrines, or methods.