One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A follower or disciple of John Duns Scotus; an adherent of his doctrines or philosophy.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotism or the Scotists.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Tyndale (c1494–1536), translator of the Bible and religious reformer. From post-classical Latin Scotista from the name of John Duns Scotus, Scottish-born Franciscan friar, theologian, and scholastic philosopher + classical Latin -ista.
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