ca·​su·​ist ˈka-zhü-ist How to pronounce casuist (audio)
: one skilled in or given to casuistry
casuistic adjective
or casuistical

Word History


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

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of casuist was in 1609

Dictionary Entries Near casuist

Cite this Entry

“Casuist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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