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 (kăzh′o͞o-ĭs′tĭk) also ca·su·is·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to casuists or casuistry.

ca′su·is′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪk)

also cas`u•is′ti•cal,

1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry.
2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical.
cas`u•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.casuistic - of or relating to or practicing casuistry; "overly subtle casuistic reasoning"
2.casuistic - of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems
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Judah David Eisenstein, "The Development of Jewish Casuistic Literature in America," American Jewish Historical Society 12 (1904): 139-148; Solomon B.
SHORT COMMUNICATIONS are brief reports that need prompt publication, short investigations, progress reports, description of new techniques, and casuistic data.
In the studied materials no cases were identified that would include the analyzed situation, which reinforces the conclusion regarding the low casuistic rate.
Two basic types of text comprise this arcane genre: extensive lists of individual observations in casuistic format--"If X is to be seen, then Y will occur"--and clay models of the liver, displaying the particular physical features of the organ in question, each often accompanied by (sometimes abbreviated) inscriptions of the oracles (a better designation than the usual "omens") thereby indicated.
For some liberal critics, the Egyptian state's use of this concept is casuistic at best, bending a secular legal instrument to justify religious prejudice and intolerance.
The question must be posed, however, whether necessity can actually be imagined as a measurable, let alone objective, prerequisite, something that one can be "brought into" or "fall into," to use Novak's terminology, in the same way that, say, starvation (to use one of Defoe's favorite casuistic case studies) designates a particular condition that contextualizes action.
First, our study casuistic is from a single cohort that has access to an outpatient as well as an infectious diseases hospital located in Rio de Janeiro, and our results may not reflect those for other HIV-infected populations in Brazil.
What finally gave the casuistic game away is the piece in the November issue of The Atlantic entitled 'Duterte's Anti-Americanism.
In order to complete this historical review, it should be noted that even after the formal rules and concepts took shape, the law of fiduciary duties continued to develop in an evolutionary or casuistic manner from one case to another.
As he points out, "All 'metaphorical extension' is an aspect of casuistic stretching" (Burke, 1961, p.
Rabbinic Judaism is characterized by what might be called a casuistic ethical commitment to avoid resorting to violence and patterns of escalation.
In Brazil, however, there is no prevision of a procedure for the implementation of decisions of any international organizations and in practice the implementation has occurred in a casuistic way-depending on the peculiarities and uniqueness of the concrete case.