inquisitorial


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in·quis·i·to·ri·al

 (ĭn-kwĭz′ĭ-tôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having the function of an inquisitor.
2. Law Relating to a legal proceeding in which the judge is both actively involved in determining the facts and in deciding the outcome.
3. Extremely inquisitive or prying: "a sharp inquisitorial gaze" (Michael Chabon).

in·quis′i·to′ri·al·ly adv.

inquisitorial

(ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtɔːrɪəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or resembling inquisition or an inquisitor
2. offensively curious; prying
3. (Law) law denoting criminal procedure in which one party is both prosecutor and judge, or in which the trial is held in secret. Compare accusatorial2
inˌquisiˈtorially adv
inˌquisiˈtorialness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inquisitorial - 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
accusatorial - specifically indicating a form of prosecution in which one is publicly accused of and tried for a crime and in which the judge is not also the prosecutor
2.inquisitorial - 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
inquiring - given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind"
3.inquisitorial - having the authority to conduct official investigations; "the inquisitorial power of the Senate"
inquiring - given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind"

inquisitorial

adjective
Unduly interested in the affairs of others:
Informal: nosy, snoopy.
Translations

inquisitorial

[ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtɔːrɪəl] ADJinquisitorial
an inquisitorial system of justiceun sistema judicial inquisitorial

inquisitorial

[ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtɔːriəl] adjinquisiteur/trice, inquisitorial(e) (literary)

inquisitorial

adjinquisitorisch; after an inquisitorial meeting with the headmasternachdem ihn der Rektor streng verhört hatte or ins Verhör genommen hatte

inquisitorial

[ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtɔːrɪəl] adjinquisitorio/a
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In this little lonesome dwelling, with some slender means that she possessed, and by the licence of the magistrates, who still kept an inquisitorial watch over her, Hester established herself, with her infant child.
He had a haughty bearing, a look either steady and impenetrable or insolently piercing and inquisitorial.
Bernouin cast an inquisitorial glance at the person of the young man and entered the cabinet of the cardinal, to whom he transmitted the messenger's words.
After that, the sound of the inquisitorial voices seemed merged in one dreamy indeterminate hum.
I brought to mind the inquisitorial proceedings, and attempted from that point to deduce my real condition.
I therefore sought the knife which had been in my pocket, when led into the inquisitorial chamber; but it was gone; my clothes had been exchanged for a wrapper of coarse serge.
My cognizance of the pit had become known to the inquisitorial agents -- the pit whose horrors had been destined for so bold a recusant as myself -- the pit, typical of hell, and regarded by rumor as the Ultima Thule of all their punishments.
She writhed under this inquisitorial manner of his.
You put a great deal of heat into that oath;" said Tristan, with his inquisitorial glance.
where all government officials steal), also that of Austria, the American republics, and indeed that of the whole world, to the fact that for this price France possesses the most inquisitorial, fussy, ferreting, scribbling, paper-blotting, fault-finding old housekeeper of a civil service on God's earth.
I owe Rachel a grudge to this day for the look she cast upon me ere she departed on her mission, the sour, suspicious, inquisitorial look that plainly demanded, 'What are you here for, I wonder?
This uplifting illusion made him inquisitorial and peremptory.