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Synonyms for casuistic

of or relating to or practicing casuistry


of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems


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The slow evolutionary and casuistic fiduciary jurisprudence could, at least in part, be characterized by the maxim ubi remedium ibi jus (where there is a remedy, there is a right) (189) as opposed to the maxim ubi jus ibi remedium (where there is a right, there is a remedy).
Beginning in the sixteenth century, however, such an act-centered teleology was mitigated in casuistic accommodation to the new economic realities, yet the prohibition did not simply lapse into desuetude.
I do not like to descend into reflections that are so casuistic when people are dying," he continued.
A legal system which would be coherent only to a small degree would be dysfunctional, as illustrated by those historical legal systems which were highly casuistic.
The author has organized the main body of her text in five chapters devoted to the casuistic approach to international criminal law, practical and theoretical reflections on the policy underlying crimes against humanity, the pluralism in theories of liability, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Different from the instruments to measure tangibles, such as the [degrees]C thermometer or the measuring tape, which imply universality, in the case of instruments to measure intangibles, in general, they are regarded as casuistic, and in this "before and after" relation with regard to the same object of measurement, and in the specific strategic scenario.
Set in the professor's office, the monologue is a casuistic ploy by the rapist to defend his actions by appealing to the very language theories that the young woman has learned as one of his students.
In the studied casuistic, the commitments for the category of diagnosis "schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders" are predominant (60,4 %), mental and behavioral disorders due to the consumption of psychoactive substances (17,8 %) an delirium, dementia or other cognitive disorders (9,4 %) (Table 1).
It seems that there are some cases of hepatitis that could be linked to the viral infection by Chikungunya with elevation of the hepatic enzymes, casuistic which has been reported in literature (3,4).
John Paul tells us that, rather than allowing himself to become ensnared in the juridical or casuistic complexities of the issue, Jesus chooses instead to refer his interlocutors to the "beginning," to the first chapters of Genesis, (7) as the place to look for God's revelation on the question of divorce.
Thus, didacticism simply cannot survive this casuistic sensitivity--this awareness, that is, of the difficulty of adjusting precept, legal or moral, to concrete disclosures of unpredictable and messy circumstance.
When I complained to the Programme Leader that I had been penalised for holding contrarian views, and that the department was not upholding the university's policy of freedom of thought, she defended her colleague in casuistic fashion:
Perhaps there is a strong secondary market in used theology books, but there is also the possibility that theologians are more apt to rationalize their unauthorized borrowing through casuistic gymnastics.
3) Responding to the flawed nature of the description, Defoe retorts in a rather casuistic way: