Pertaining to or suiting a scholar, school, or schools; like or characteristic of a scholar: as, a scholastic manner; scholastic phrases.Of, pertaining to, or concerned with schooling or education; educational: as, a scholastic institution; a scholastic appointment.Pertaining to or characteristic of scholasticism or the schoolmen; according to the methods of the Christian Aristotelians of the middle ages. See scholasticism.Coldly intellectual and unemotional; characterized by excessive intellectual subtlety or by punctilious and dogmatic distinctions; formal; pedantic: said especially of the discussion of religious truth.n. A student or studious person; a scholar.n. A schoolman; a Christian Aristotelian; one of those who taught in European schools from the eleventh century to the Reformation, who reposed ultimately upon authority for every philosophical proposition, and who wrote chiefly in the form of disputations, discussing the questions with an almost syllogistic stiffness: opposed to Biblicist.n. n. One who deals with religious questions in the spirit of the medieval scholastics.n. A member of the third grade in the organization of the Jesuits.