1. Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.
2. Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.
3. Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.
1. One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.
2. R. C. Ch. See the Note under Jesuit.
adj 1: of or relating to schools; "scholastic year"
2: of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of
scholasticism; "scholastic philosophy"
n 1: a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book
learning than they merit [syn: pedant, bookworm]
2: a Scholastic philosopher or theologian