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adj. - 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. adj. - Having the authority to conduct official investigations.

Usage examples (33)
  • The inquisitorial power of the Senate
  • The press was inquisitorial to the point of antagonism
  • I think I've said before that Letten and his people have a certain inquisitorial aspect to them ...
  • Allen said BP and the government are working closely together, with the government holding veto power and adopting an "inquisitorial" stand toward the company's ideas. for more
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