casuist

noun
ca·​su·​ist | \ ˈka-zhü-ist How to pronounce casuist (audio) , ˈkazh-wist\

Definition of casuist

: one skilled in or given to casuistry

Other Words from casuist

casuistic \ ˌka-​zhə-​ˈwi-​stik How to pronounce casuistic (audio) \ or casuistical \ ˌka-​zhə-​ˈwi-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce casuistical (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of casuist

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for casuist

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

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“Casuist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casuist. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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