Definition of Casuist

1. Noun. Someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious.

Exact synonyms: Sophist
Generic synonyms: Ratiocinator, Reasoner
Derivative terms: Casuistical, Casuistical, Casuistry, Sophism, Sophistic, Sophistical



Definition of Casuist

1. n. One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry.

2. v. i. To play the casuist.

Definition of Casuist

1. Noun. (ethics) A person who resolves cases of conscience or moral duty. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who attempts to specify exact and precise rules for the direction of every circumstance of behavior ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Casuist

1. one who resolves ethical problems [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casuist

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casuarinas
casuist (current term)
casuistic
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cat's-claw
cat's-ear
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Literary usage of Casuist

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1. A Scale of performance tests by Rudolf Pintner, Donald Gildersleeve Paterson (1917)
"THE casuist FORM BOARD Time. (Table 8 and Graph 13.) Although a tendency to scattering is noticeable, the distribution, on the whole, is fairly good, ..."

2. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... moveth in the highest sphere; as no less AD plain and profitable than able and profound casuist, (a learning almost lost amongst protestants,) wrapping ..."

3. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1808)
"Tnz - love casuist hath referred to me the following letters of queries, with his answer to ... casuist ..."

4. The British Essayists: To which are Prefixed Prefaces, Biographical by James Ferguson (1819)
"THE love-casuist hath referred to me the following letter of queries, with his answers to each question, for my approbation. I have accordingly considered ..."

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