Definition of casuistry
1 : a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine
2 : specious argument : rationalization
Recent Examples of casuistry from the Web
With his casuistry, Whitman seems intent on convincing himself, more than anyone, that this health regimen will work.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'casuistry.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of casuistry
Learn More about casuistry
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about casuistry
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up casuistry? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).