casuistry

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

Definition of casuistry

plural casuistries
1 : a resolving of specific cases of conscience, duty, or conduct through interpretation of ethical principles or religious doctrine
2 : specious argument : rationalization

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1723


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