Definitions for Casuistˈkæʒ u ɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cas•u•istˈkæʒ u ɪst(n.)

  1. an oversubtle or disingenuous reasoner.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. a person who applies ethical principles to particular cases of conscience or conduct.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of casuist:

1600–10; < Sp casuista < L cāsu(s)case1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. casuist, sophist(noun)

    someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious

Wiktionary

  1. casuist(Noun)

    A person who resolves cases of conscience or moral duty.

  2. casuist(Noun)

    Someone who attempts to specify exact and precise rules for the direction of every circumstance of behavior

  3. Origin: Directly or via casuiste, from casuista, from casus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casuist(noun)

    one who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry

  2. Casuist(verb)

    to play the casuist

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