Etymology
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scholasticism (n.)

"Aristotelian teachings of the medieval schools and universities of Europe, characterized by, among other things, a stiff and formal method of discussion," 1732, from scholastic in its oldest sense + -ism.

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Definitions of scholasticism
1
scholasticism (n.)
orthodoxy of a scholastic variety;
Synonyms: academicism / academism
2
Scholasticism (n.)
the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers;
From wordnet.princeton.edu