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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas; Argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading.

Usage examples (32)
  • This casuistry is too much for Cromwell, who loses his composure for the first and only time:
  • We can see how and why the word casuistry received the particular coloring with which it is now connected.
  • The word casuistry (literally “concern with individual cases”) has been used in three different, if connected meanings.
  • It is from this dispute that the word 'casuistry' got its bad name. for more
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