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adjective 
  1. relating to casuistry (attempts to solve moral dilemmas by applying general rules)
  2. overly subtle, split hairs, hair-splitting
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah
    • :These subjects have exercised not a little the talents of the Arab doctors: a folio volume might be filled with differences of opinion on the subject, "Is a blind man sound?"
Translations: 
  • French: casuistique
Etymology: casuist + -ic


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