casuistic

or cas·u·is·ti·cal

[ kazh-oo-is-tik or kazh-oo-is-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪk or ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪ kəl /

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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