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Scholar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    scholar n
  1. a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines [syn: scholarly person, student]
  2. someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs [syn: learner, assimilator]
  3. a student who holds a scholarship
Scholar Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Scholar \Schol"ar\, n. [OE. scoler, AS. sc[=o]lere, fr. L. scholaris belonging to a school, fr. schola a school. See School.]
  1. One who attends a school; one who learns of a teacher; one under the tuition of a preceptor; a pupil; a disciple; a learner; a student. I am no breeching scholar in the schools. --Shak.
  2. One engaged in the pursuits of learning; a learned person; one versed in any branch, or in many branches, of knowledge; a person of high literary or scientific attainments; a savant. --Shak. Locke.
  3. A man of books. --Bacon.
  4. In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in part from its revenues. Syn: Pupil; learner; disciple. Usage: Scholar, Pupil. Scholar refers to the instruction, and pupil to the care and government, of a teacher. A scholar is one who is under instruction; a pupil is one who is under the immediate and personal care of an instructor; hence we speak of a bright scholar, and an obedient pupil.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Scholar'

Scholarly method or scholarship — is the body of principles and practices used by scholars to make their claims about the world as valid and trustworthy as possible, and to make them known to the scholarly public.

Scholasticism originally started to reconcile the philosophy of the ancient classical philosophers with medieval Christian theology. Scholasticism is not a philosophy or theology in itself but a tool and method for learning which places emphasis on dialectical reasoning. The primary purpose of scholasticism is to find the answer to a question or to resolve a contradiction. It is most well-known for its application in medieval theology, but was eventually applied to classical philosophy and many other fields of study.

The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write history. The question of the nature, and indeed the possibility, of sound historical method is raised in the philosophy of history, as a question of epistemology. History guidelines commonly used by historians in their work, require external criticism, internal criticism, and synthesis.

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* The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete. - Confucius

* The scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. - Confucius

* A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. - Lao Tzu

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