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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.
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(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.
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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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However, in the final logistic regression model of this study, these variables did not remain, possibly due to the high frequency in the casuistic, which hindered an adequate differentiation.
The discussions in the book tend to be casuistic. Threaded throughout, mainly for the sake of comparison or to provide a foundation for conclusions, is a theoretical discourse taken from contemporary literature (see pp.
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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.' The proof: Duterte's suspending joint military exercises and deviating from U.S.
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.
Burke calls this process "casuistic stretching," or "latitudinarianism," which is really a matter of re-articulation (Burke, 1961, p.
Miller, writing about practical ethical reasoning in Victorian novels and non-fiction texts, has explored the casuistic roots of Victorians' reflective "display of thinking"; he shows how Victorians' careful checking of their choices and values against inner motives and the personal examples of others--and their attendant suspicion of rule-bound responses and formulaic thought--was integral to the culture of self-development and "perfection" of the period ("Reading").