Definition of casuistry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

casuistry

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkæʒuɪstri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæʒuɪstri//
 
[uncountable](formal, disapproving)
 
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a way of solving moral or legal problems by using clever arguments that may be false
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: casuistry