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casuist (plural casuists)
- (ethics) A person who resolves cases of conscience or moral duty.
- Someone who attempts to specify exact and precise rules for the direction of every circumstance of behavior.
- One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry.
- The judgment of any casuist or learned divine concerning the state of a man's soul, is not sufficient to give him confidence.