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(Roman Catholic Church) (in Roman Catholic moral theology) the doctrine that in cases of moral doubt it is best to follow the safer course or that in agreement with the law
[C19: from Latin tutior safer, comparative of tutus safe]
Casuistry. a position in the probabilistic controversy of the 16th and 17th centuries maintaining that, in the absence of moral certitude, only the most rigorous of any probable courses of ethical action should be taken. Also called rigorism. — tutiorist, n.See also: Philosophy