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casuistic

[ kazh-oo-is-tik ]
/ ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to casuists or casuistry.
oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical: casuistic distinctions.

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Origin of casuistic

First recorded in 1650–60; casuist + -ic

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