inquisitorial inquisitorial

Definition(s):

  1. (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
  2. (adj) marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor
  3. (adj) having the authority to conduct official investigations

Usage(s):

  1. He had almost feared that the Committee would not get around to his hobby before its inquisitorial commission expired March 4.
  2. It did not occur to them to create a fourth branchinquisitorial.
  3. This is followed by an inquisitorial barrage of absurd personal questions that might have been dreamed up in a collaboration between Kafka and lonesco.

News

  • This Is How Much Caffeine It Takes To Kill A Person

    I'm going to assume this question is only inquisitorial in nature and you have no homicidal or suicidal thoughts. You're correct in that caffeine in high doses can kill you. There have been numerous deaths attributed to excessive caffeine ingestion.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Insider

Quotes

  1. "There might be some elements of the inquisitorial process that might be less traumatic for victims of crime if they are applied in a limited context," Mr Power said.
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: Simon Power Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. "I don't believe we often got the mixture wrong with public servants," Senator Ray said. "Our approach to them was inquisitorial. Our approach to ministers was adversarial and the only time we ever had an adversarial relationship with public...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Robert Ray Source: ABC Online

  3. "Changing from an inquisitorial system, like the one Mexico has today, to an adversarial system based on oral trials, as are used in the American justice system, will provide much greater transparency, much more agility in the administration of...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: President Felipe Calderón Source: Wall Street Journal

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