casuist


ca·su·ist

noun \ˈka-zhü-ist, ˈkazh-wist\

Definition of CASUIST

:  one skilled in or given to casuistry
ca·su·is·tic \ˌka-zhə-ˈwis-tik\ or ca·su·is·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective

Origin of CASUIST

probably from Spanish casuista, from Latin casus fall, chance — more at case
First Known Use: 1609

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