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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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