Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A sect of school divines and philosophers; thus called from their founder, J. Duns Scotus, a Scottish cordelier, who maintained the immaculate conception of the Virgin, or that she was born without original sin, in opposition to Thomas Aquinas and the Thomists.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Scotists'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/s/scotists.html. 1802.