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Inquisitorial definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INQUISITO'RIAL, a. Pertaining to inquisition; as inquisitorial power.
1. Pertaining to the catholic court of inquisition; as inquisitorial tragedy.
Inquisitorial robes.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: especially indicating a form of prosecution in which proceedings are secret and the accused is questioned by a prosecutor who acts also as the judge [ant: accusatorial]
2: marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor; "the press was inquisitorial to the point of antagonism"; "a practical police force with true inquisitorial talents"- Waldo Frank
3: having the authority to conduct official investigations; "the inquisitorial power of the Senate"

Merriam Webster's

adjective see inquisitor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or like an inquisitor. 2 offensively prying. 3 Law (of a trial etc.) in which the judge has a prosecuting role (opp. ACCUSATORIAL). Derivatives: inquisitorially adv. Etymology: med.L inquisitorius (as INQUISITOR)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Inquisitorial In*quis`i*to"ri*al, a. [Cf. F. inquisitorial.] 1. Pertaining to inquisition; making rigorous and unfriendly inquiry; searching; as, inquisitorial power. ``Illiberal and inquisitorial abuse.'' --F. Blackburne. He conferred on it a kind of inquisitorial and censorious power even over the laity, and directed it to inquire into all matters of conscience. --Hume. 2. Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its practices. ``Inquisitorial robes.'' --C. Buchanan.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe something or someone as inquisitorial, you mean they resemble things or people in an inquisition. The next hearings will be structured differently in order to minimize the inquisitorial atmosphere. ADJ



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