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    inquisitorial

    inquisitorial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inquisitorial

    Definition
    (adj) 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 Definition
    (adj) marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor
    Example Sentence
    • the press was inquisitorial to the point of antagonism
    • a practical police force with true inquisitorial talents
    Definition
    (adj) having the authority to conduct official investigations
    Example Sentence
    • the inquisitorial power of the Senate
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