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cas•u•ist•ry



Pronunciation: (kazh'OO-u-strē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning, esp. in questions of morality; fallacious or dishonest application of general principles; sophistry.
2. the application of general ethical principles to particular cases of conscience or conduct.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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