inquisitor

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French inquisiteur, from Latin inquīsītor

Noun[edit]

inquisitor (plural inquisitors)

  1. A person who inquires, especially searchingly or ruthlessly.
  2. An official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Agent noun of inquīrō (inquire, investigate) (past participle inquīsītus).

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Noun[edit]

inquīsītor m (genitive inquīsītōris); third declension

  1. searcher
  2. inquisitor, tracker, detective, spy
  3. examiner, investigator

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative inquīsītor inquīsītōrēs
genitive inquīsītōris inquīsītōrum
dative inquīsītōrī inquīsītōribus
accusative inquīsītōrem inquīsītōrēs
ablative inquīsītōre inquīsītōribus
vocative inquīsītor inquīsītōrēs

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References[edit]

  • inquisitor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inquisitor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inquisitor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette