Meaning of inquisitorial


Pronunciation: (in-kwiz"i-tôr'ē-ul, -tōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an inquisitor or inquisition.
  2. exercising the office of an inquisitor.
    1. pertaining to a trial with one person or group inquiring into the facts and acting as both prosecutor and judge.
    2. pertaining to secret criminal prosecutions.
  3. resembling an inquisitor in harshness or intrusiveness.
  4. inquisitive; prying.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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