inquisitor inquisitor  /ɪn ˈkwɪ zə tər/


  1. (n) a questioner who is excessively harsh
  2. (n) an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition


  1. Soft-spoken and courteous, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 66, looks too benign to be an inquisitor.
  2. In the Democrats' wilderness years, Waxman fashioned himself as his party's chief inquisitor.
  3. For the first time, Nixon is facing a lone inquisitor who is under no restrictions on what he can ask about those presidential years.


  • Sigourney Weaver Reportedly in Talks to Join 'Mortal Instruments' Franchise

    (Getty Images | Sony Pictures) We're still a few weeks away from seeing  The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones  on the big screen, but we're already getting casting information from the second movie,  City of Ashes . According to  The Hollywood Reporter , Sigourney Weaver is in talks to join the movie as the Inquisitor, a key character who gets the action moving in the second book. According to ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Zimbio

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  1. "We need to demolish the image of Benedict as the Grand Inquisitor, the Panzerkardinal," Mr Messori said. "Those who know him know he is shy, sensitive and understanding, a man of great culture, wisdom and kindness."
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Vittorio Messori Source: Times Online

  2. "The composer offered a rather unorthodox approach to Dostoyevsky's masterpiece," Gergiev said. "It is the 'Great Inquisitor' line that he was most interested in exploring and focusing on. The production may be not to everyone's taste but I...
    on May 7, 2008 By: Valery Gergiev Source: St.Petersburg

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