Origin of casuist
Related Words for casuistbigot, trickster, impostor, phony, crook, charlatan, cheat, faker, fake, decoy, actor, mountebank, informer, malingerer, pretender, poser, quack, humbug, fraud, hook
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Historical Examples of casuist
The names of two jesuits, the former a famous preacher, and the other as famous a casuist.Ebrietatis Encomium
Henry, however, was a casuist concerned exclusively with his own case.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
In all that comes between, every man must be his own casuist.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
The best source, at least for Europeans, is still the casuist writings.The Natural Philosophy of Love
Remy de Gourmont
"Pooh, she didn't—she only nodded—nodding isn't a lie," a casuist scoffed.The Story of Louie
Word Origin for casuist
c.1600, "one who studies and resolves cases of conscience," from French casuiste (17c.) or Spanish casuista (the French word also might be from Spanish), Italian casista, all from Latin casus (see case (n.1)) in its Medieval Latin sense "case of conscience." Often since 17c. in a sinister or contemptuous sense. Related: Casuistic; casuistical; casuistically; casuistry.
Casuistry ... destroys, by distinctions and exceptions, all morality, and effaces the essential difference between right and wrong. [Bolingbroke, 1736]