casuistic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

casuist +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkæzjuˈɪstɪk/, /ˌkæʒuˈɪstɪk/

Adjective[edit]

casuistic

  1. Relating to casuistry (attempts to solve moral dilemmas by applying general rules).
  2. Overly subtle, hair-splitting.
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah
      These subjects have exercised not a little the casuistic talents of the Arab doctors: a folio volume might be filled with differences of opinion on the subject, "Is a blind man sound?"

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