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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Schoolman  \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 

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