Of or with respect to casuists or casuistry as casuistic thinking
- of or regarding or practicing casuistry
- of or regarding the usage of ethical maxims to solve moral problems
- Alt. of Casuistieal
Adjective; regarding casuistry and casuists, or associated with situation histories, especially cases of conduct. In a depreciative good sense, sophistical and misleading. -- J.J.R.
Becket's opposition rested upon a casuistic interpretation of the canon law, and an extravagant conception of the dignity attaching to the priesthood; he showed, moreover, a disposition to quibble, to equivocate, and to make promises which he had no intention of fulfilling.