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