Definition of Casuistic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or practicing casuistry. "Overly subtle casuistic reasoning"

Exact synonyms: Casuistical
Partainyms: Casuistry, Casuistry
Derivative terms: Casuistry, Casuist



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems.
Exact synonyms: Casuistical
Partainyms: Casuistry, Casuistry
Derivative terms: Casuistry, Casuist

Definition of Casuistic

1. a. Of or pertaining to casuists or casuistry.

Definition of Casuistic

1. Adjective. Relating to casuistry (attempts to solve moral dilemmas by applying general rules). ¹

2. Adjective. Overly subtle, hair-splitting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Casuistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casuistic

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casually
casualness
casualnesses
casuals
casualties
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casuarina
casuarinas
casuist
casuistic (current term)
casuistical
casuistically
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casuistries
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casus foederis
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cat's-claw
cat's-ear
cat's-eye
cat's-eye pupil

Literary usage of Casuistic

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1. The Liberty of Prophesying: With Its Just Limits and Temper Considered with by Hensley Henson (1909)
"... AND THE casuistic PROBLEM OF THE MODERN PREACHER'S USE OF SCRIPTURE THE frank recognition of the claims of the preacher's self-respect, ..."

2. An Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church by Henry Charles Lea (1884)
"... and the prevailing low standard of sexual morality throughout Europe, but also the prevalence within the church of the casuistic spirit, which tended to ..."

3. The Ruin of Education in Ireland: And the Irish Fanar by Frank Hugh Macdonald O'Donnell, 1848- (1902)
"casuistic NEUTRALITY AND JESUIT POLICY If now we examine in detail the new propositions of the Episcopal Bench, it is only too easy to demonstrate that ..."

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