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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casuist  \Cas"u*ist\,  n.  [L.  casus  fall,  case;  cf  F.  casuiste. 
  See  {Casual}.] 
  One  who  is  skilled  in  or  given  to  casuistry. 
 
  The  judment  of  any  casuist  or  learned  divine  concerning 
  the  state  of  a  man's  soul,  is  not  sufficient  to  give 
  him  confidence.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Casuist  \Cas"u*ist\,  v.  i. 
  To  play  the  casuist.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  casuist 
  n  :  someone  whose  reasoning  is  subtle  and  often  specious  [syn:  {sophist}] 




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