inquisitorial

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inquisitor +‎ -ial

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inquisitorial (comparative more inquisitorial, superlative most inquisitorial)

  1. of or pertaining to an inquisition, specifically the Inquisition
  2. in a manner of inquisition or inquisitors
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      Those few who by some luck happen to escape the madness of social hypnotization are afraid to give expression to their thoughts, because they are terrorized by the inquisitorial intolerance of crazed mobs and frenzied nations.
  3. (law) describing a trial system in which the prosecutor also acts as judge

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Adjective[edit]

inquisitorial m (feminine inquisitoriale, masculine plural inquisitoriaux, feminine plural inquisitoriales)

  1. inquisitorial (all senses)

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