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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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