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casuistry

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noun, ca·su·ist·ry \ˈkazh-wə-strē, ˈka-zhə-\

Definition of casuistry

plural casuistries

  1. 1 :  a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine

  2. 2 :  specious argument :  rationalization



1723

First Known Use of casuistry

1723


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