What does the word casuist mean?

Usage examples for casuist

  1. He was no subtle casuist, and found himself without words to reply. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  2. Would you, sir,- I ask you now simply as a Christian man, I am not speaking to a casuist or a lawyer,- would you, sir, at once, just as a measure of peace to your own conscience, say, 'Let him take, ' rather than burden your heart with a discussion for which you had no temper nor taste? – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  3. Here is the letter; and if I were as clever a casuist as Colonel Bramleigh thought me, I should perhaps know whether I have the right to read it or not. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
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