Meaning of casuist

cas•u•ist

Pronunciation: (kazh'-ist), [key]
— n.
  1. an oversubtle or disingenuous reasoner, esp. in questions of morality.
  2. a person who studies and resolves moral problems of judgment or conduct arising in specific situations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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