adjective see casuist

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Casuistic — Cas u*is tic, Casuistical Cas u*is tic*al, a. Of or pertaining to casuists or casuistry; as, casuistic thinking. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casuistic — index artificial, illusory, sophistic, specious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • casuistic — [kazh΄o͞o is′tik] adj. 1. of or having to do with casuistry or casuists 2. quibbling; sophistical; specious: Also casuistical casuistically adv …   English World dictionary

  • casuistic — casuistically, adv. /kazh ooh is tik/, adj. 1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry. 2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical: casuistic distinctions. Also, casuistical. [1650 60; CASUIST + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • casuistic — adjective /ˌkæzuˈɪstɪk,ˌkæsuˈɪstɪk/ a) Relating to casuistry (attempts to solve moral dilemmas by applying general rules). These subjects have exercised not a little the casuistic talents of the Arab doctors: a folio volume might be filled with… …   Wiktionary

  • casuistic — ca·su·is·tic .kazh ə wis tik adj of or based on the study of actual cases or case histories <a casuistic approach> …   Medical dictionary

  • casuistic — /kæʒjuˈɪstɪk/ (say kazhyooh istik) adjective 1. relating to casuists or casuistry. 2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistic: casuistic distinctions. Also, casuistical. –casuistically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • casuistic — casuistry ► NOUN ▪ the use of clever but false reasoning, especially in relation to moral issues. DERIVATIVES casuist noun casuistic adjective casuistical adjective. ORIGIN from Spanish casuista, from Latin casus fall, chance, occurrence …   English terms dictionary

  • casuistic — adjective 1. of or relating to or practicing casuistry overly subtle casuistic reasoning • Syn: ↑casuistical • Pertains to noun: ↑casuistry (for: ↑casuistical), ↑casuistry …   Useful english dictionary

  • casuístic — ca|su|ís|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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