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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.
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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
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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"
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inquisitorial

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

inquisitorial

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

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

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

[ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtɔːrɪəl] adjinquisitorio/a
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References in periodicals archive ?
Second, inquisitorialness and reviewability strongly promote factual truth but intrinsic mechanisms (often a lack of resources) suffocate their ability to prevent wrongful convictions.
This procedure will increase the inquisitorialness of jurisdictional procedure, but not at great expense to the autonomy interests of parties.