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casuistic

or casuistical

[kazh-oo-is-tik or kazh-oo-is-ti-kuh l] /ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪk or ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to casuists or casuistry.
2.
oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical:
casuistic distinctions.
Origin of casuistic
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; casuist + -ic
Related forms
casuistically, adverb
noncasuistic, adjective
noncasuistical, adjective
noncasuistically, adverb
overcasuistic, adjective
overcasuistical, adjective
overcasuistically, adverb
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