Character 7
Hyphenation cas u ist
Pronunciations /ˈkæzjʊɪst/

Definitions and meanings of "Casuist"

What do we mean by casuist?

A person who is expert in or given to casuistry. noun

To play the part of a casuist.

One versed in or using casuistry; one who studies and resolves cases of conscience, or nice points regarding conduct. noun

Hence An over-subtle reasoner; a sophist. noun

One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry. noun

To play the casuist. intransitive verb

A person who resolves cases of conscience or moral duty. noun

Someone who attempts to specify exact and precise rules for the direction of every circumstance of behavior noun

Someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious noun

A person who resolves cases of conscience or moral duty.

Someone who attempts to specify exact and precise rules for the direction of every circumstance of behaviour.

One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry.

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The word "casuist" in example sentences

If the ascetic moralist was a quasi - mathematician, the casuist was a kind of medical man. ❋ WERNER STARK (1968)

"But tell me, Tribune, you who are a notable casuist, which is the best for a state -- that its governor should be over-thrifty or over-lavish?" ❋ Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1838)

Ugh. Singly it's not the worst of qualities a lawyerly type and casuist might bring to bear, but given the use it's put to it's positively insufferable. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Most valuably, Mr. Colucci shows Justice Kennedy's judicial philosophy to be a deeply rooted one and not, as one might suspect, the result of varied decisions that require a casuist or law professor to make coherent. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The casuist may therefore cherry pick his route to his destination. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Tolstoy was often a rather wild thinker, a village explainer, an obtuse casuist; he filled his artistic works with his own woolly-minded theorizing. ❋ Windolf, Jim (2008)

That always was obvious enough but post-9/11 realities have made it stark, such that only the obdurately self-blinded and the gifted casuist can deny it. ❋ Unknown (2007)

“Prescribe the form of words we must lay hold of to achieve the object, and we will set to work, arch-casuist.” ❋ Unknown (2007)

To be sure, Miss Rawlins learnedly said, playing with her fan, a casuist would give it, that the matrimonial vow ought to supercede any other obligation. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Thou art, surely, casuist good enough to know, (what I have insisted upon* heretofore,) that the sin of seducing a credulous and easy girl, is as great as that of bringing to your lure an incredulous and watchful one. ❋ Unknown (2006)

I am no skillful casuist nor subtle disputant; and yet I would undertake to justify and qualify the profession of a highwayman, step by step, and so plausibly, as to make many ignorant people embrace the profession, as an innocent, if not even a laudable one; and puzzle people of some degree of knowledge, to answer me point by point. ❋ Unknown (2005)

The most important Catholic casuist is Alphonsus Liguori 1696-1787. ❋ Unknown (2005)

The most famous Protestant casuist is Richard Baxter (1615-1691), the Puritan, who wrote several works on the subject (you can find them by clicking on the link and scrolling down). ❋ Unknown (2005)

Upon the whole, the question was a nice one for a casuist; and if there had not been a day to spare, duty to his country must have overridden private faith. ❋ Richard Doddridge (2004)

A knight-errant ought to understand the sciences, to be master of ethics or morality, to be well versed in theology, a complete casuist, and minutely acquainted with the laws of his country. ❋ Unknown (2004)

He would split every practical project into its constituent elements, like a clerical casuist, to find if it might not lead into some moral error; but, were the project revolutionary, he would sometimes temper condemnation with pity. ❋ W.B. Yeats (1965)

This was the cry of honesty; not the counsel of a casuist. ❋ �mile Gaboriau (2003)

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