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scholar +‎ -ism


scholarism (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Scholarship.[1]
    • 1590, Robert Greene, Greene's Mourning Garment (quoted in Excerpta Tudoriana: or, Extracts from Elizabethan Literature (1813) by Samuel Egerton Brydges, p. 128 (Google preview)):
      I have (like blind Bayard) plodded forward, and set forth many Pamphlets full of much Love, and little Scholarism.
    • 1604, Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus:
      The fruitful plot of scholarism grac'd,
      That shortly he was grac'd with doctor's name,
      Excelling all whose sweet delight disputes
      In heavenly matters of theology


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.