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 (ə-kyo͞o′zə-tôr′ē) also ac·cu·sa·to·ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl)
Containing or implying accusation: an accusatory glare.

ac·cu′sa·to′ri·ly adv.


(əˌkjuːzəˈtɔːrɪəl) or


1. containing or implying blame or strong criticism
2. (Law) law denoting criminal procedure in which the prosecutor is distinct from the judge and the trial is conducted in public. Compare inquisitorial3
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Adj.1.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 prosecutoraccusatorial - 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
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


Containing, relating to, or involving an accusation:
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In direct contrast to accusatorial approaches, interviewers are taught to collect information before making decisions, which is more akin to hypothesis testing in science.
The opening of the article is about the origin of the inquisitorial trial and the gradual differentiation from the traditional accusatorial trial; then it's about the different probatory instruments used in proceeding; finally it's about the evaluation methods of evidences from judge.
putting an end to the inquisitorial system and replacing it with the accusatorial English procedure" at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries.
The assembly responded to this accusatorial and arresting speech with a standing ovation, and it led the assembly to undertake further action.
Many victims reported they were afraid to identify themselves as trafficking victims or, if identified, to testify against their traffickers in court under the accusatorial system; and few filed complaints or assisted in investigations and prosecutions due to their fear of retribution from traffickers, the lack of specialized services, or distrust of authorities.
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(51) For a helpful discussion of the theory of adversarial legalism, including the role of procedural justice in promoting substantive justice, see Robert A Kagan, Adversarial Legalism: The American Way of Law (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2001) at 9-14; David M Paciocco, "Understanding the Accusatorial System" (2010) 14:3 Can Crim L Rev 307.
institutional features of our legal system, such as the accusatorial
Mexico switched from an inquisitive to accusatorial judicial system in mid-2016, which should help improve prosecution rates in the medium- to long-term.
preserving the accusatorial system of justice by forcing the government
many of our fundamental values and most noble aspirations: our unwillingness to subject those suspected of crime to the cruel trilemma of self-accusation, perjury or contempt; our preference for an accusatorial rather than an inquisitorial system of criminal justice ...
27, 1951) ("There are certain standards in the military accusatorial system which have been specifically set by Congress and which we must demand be observed in the trials of military offenses."); see also Rogers v.