casuistical


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ca·su·is·tic

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

ca′su·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.casuistical - of or relating to or practicing casuistry; "overly subtle casuistic reasoning"
2.casuistical - of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems
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In essence, Defensio fidei was a casuistical defense of revolution and civil disobedience; it authorized the use of violent force, under certain circumstances, to resist and even overthrow a king.
Eloise is seduced by the casuistical Nempere, rescued by another libertine, and finally ends up marrying Fitzeustace, a Peacockian parody of the typical Shelleyan Poet.
Alternatively, he identifies the transformation that conscience has undergone from the Tudor era when casuistical moral reasoning allowed a differentiated and atomistic conscience, to a formalist time, in which an objective conscience of either judge, court or law was engaged to curb moral relativism.
Unlike Graham Greene in adulterous mode, he proffered no moonbeams from the larger casuistical lunacy.
Indeed, it may be suggested that the growth of casuistical divinity in the early seventeenth century arose not only in response to parishioners' anxiety, but at least in part because of new anti-Calvinist arguments that certain assurance could not be secured.
But for the more casuistical Shafii school, any act of apostasy was fatal, even from say Judaism to Christianity.
The Casuistical Tradition in Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and Milton.
Emerging dramatically from this variety of perspectives is the frequently stated evaluation of "Bishop Blougram's Apology" as an incredibly optimistic attempt to make the best case for a sophistical priest at his worst--and thus quibblingly casuistical.
Later, they show that "common law" and "common morality" share a casuistical ancestry.
And Green makes use of a similar casuistical method, continually citing instances of practices we currently accept as precedents that make drawing a line against most forms of enhancement difficult.