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English noun: casuistry

1. casuistry (cognition) argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading


Broader (hypernym)argument, argumentation, line, line of reasoning, logical argument

2. casuistry (cognition) moral philosophy based on the application of general ethical principles to resolve moral dilemmas


Broader (hypernym)ethics, moral philosophy


Narrower (hyponym)probabilism









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