Definition of casuistical in English:

casuistical

adjective

  • See casuist

    • ‘You can adduce further cases, I'm sure, of scenes in novels that fit a casuistical model, in which characters convince themselves that their behavior does conform to their obligations or, if not, that it deviates in a principled fashion.’
    • ‘But at least they would have been compelled to test their casuistical skills.’
    • ‘Eastern Orthodox bioethics is distinct from that of traditional Roman Catholicism in that medical morality is not governed by the casuistical application of a natural law known by all through discursive reason.’

Pronunciation

casuistical

/kazjʊˈɪstɪk(ə)l/