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The names of two jesuits, the former a famous preacher, and the other as famous a casuist.

Henry, however, was a casuist concerned exclusively with his own case.

In all that comes between, every man must be his own casuist.

The best source, at least for Europeans, is still the casuist writings.

"Pooh, she didn't—she only nodded—nodding isn't a lie," a casuist scoffed.

Except when it's a case of selling patent medicines, I'm not a casuist.

Dear Mrs. Vivian, you are a casuist, and this is a nice case.

I wish to converse with you, Albert, only as a casuist; and upon a point of conscience which you alone can settle.

Many others are put so as to suggest what the casuist never said, that is a special case is made a general rule of morals.

Mr. Tallmadge's desire not to be interrupted in the act might have enlightened him as to its defensibility; but he was no casuist.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "one who studies and resolves cases of conscience," from French casuiste (17c.) or Spanish casuista (the French word also might be from Spanish), Italian casista, all from Latin casus (see case (n.1)) in its Medieval Latin sense "case of conscience." Often since 17c. in a sinister or contemptuous sense. Related: Casuistic; casuistical; casuistically; casuistry.

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