What does Casuist mean?

Definitions for Casuistˈkæʒ u ɪst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. casuist, sophist(noun)

    someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious


  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

  3. Origin: [L. casus fall, case; cf. F. casuiste. See Casual.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Casuist

    kaz′ū-ist, n. one who studies and resolves cases of conscience.—adjs. Casuist′ic, -al, relating to cases of conscience.—n. Cas′uistry, the science or doctrine of cases of conscience, or the reasoning which enables a man to decide in a particular case between apparently conflicting duties. [Fr. casuiste—L. casus. See Case.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Casuist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Casuist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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