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One who inquires or makes an inquisition, especially a questioner who is excessively rigorous or harsh.
[Middle English inquisitour, from Latin inquīsītor, from inquīsītus, past participle of inquīrere, to inquire into; see inquire.]
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1. a person who inquires, esp deeply, searchingly, or ruthlessly
2. (Historical Terms) (often capital) an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
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in•quis•i•tor(ɪnˈkwɪz ɪ tər)
1. a person who makes an inquisition.
2. a questioner, esp. an unduly harsh one.
3. a member of the Inquisition.
[1495–1505; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||inquisitor - a questioner who is excessively harsh|
|2.||Inquisitor - an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition|
Grand Inquisitor - director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
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inquisitor[ɪnˈkwɪzɪtəʳ] N → inquisidor m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
inquisitor[ɪnˈkwɪzɪtər] n → inquisiteur/trice m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
inquisitor[ɪnˈkwɪzɪtəʳ] n (Rel) → inquisitore m
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