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casuist

play
noun ca·su·ist \ˈka-zhü-ist, ˈkazh-wist\

Definition of casuist

  1. :  one skilled in or given to casuistry

casuistic

play \ˌka-zhə-ˈwis-tik\ or

casuistical

play \-ti-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of casuist

probably from Spanish casuista, from Latin casus fall, chance — more at case


First Known Use: 1609


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