- n. Plural form of casuistry.
“And this was the faith she had learned, -- the faith she had carried with her across the Abyss and into the world, where men had wandered away from the old truths and made themselves selfish dogmas and casuistries of the subtlest kinds; the faith she had brought back with her, still fresh, and young, and joyous.”
“At bottom, this is not about legal analysis abstracted from those existential/practical matters, this is not about finessing legal casuistries, this is about repeated and repeated abdications on the part of the federal govt.”
“Two casuistries may not a right make, but they may finally offset some of the injustices of fallacious unilateral decisions by an unaccountable court divining "rights" by the 1973 decision.”
“Otoh, the Archbishop is echoing and channeling the apparent ethos of the Prince of Wales - along with masses of popular opinion - albeit in a manner that reflects investments in casuistries, sophistical phrasings and barely coherent intellections rather than anything more coherent or cogent - largely to disguise the lack of backbone and depth on evidence.”
“He triangulates when he should be exercising some backbone; he resorts to casuistries when he needs to divine and articulate a more principled dialectic, at elemental levels; or, much like Neil Ferguson above, he resorts to facile and putatively authoritative dictums and dogmas in order to preempt any questions/doubts about that presumptive authority and set of declarations.”
“After the casuistries of his predecessor — "it depends on what the meaning of 'is' is," and all that — Americans were promised a man who, at the very least, would mean what he said and would say what he meant.”
“Indeed there are definitive qualifications besides this, which we make to meet the casuistries of sophists.”
“But it is as much the reader's business as mine to settle these casuistries.”
“Because, as a rule, or as a matter of fact, they have compiled the Common Law from different sources irrespective of the Koran, and the commentators of the Common Law take the trouble of vindicating its views, principles and casuistries, and justifying the Moslem conquests under the Khalifs by the authority of the Koran.”
“O Sir Harry Vane,' thou, with thy subtle casuistries and abstruse hair-splittings, thou art other than a good one, I think!”
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