inquisitorial :

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  • a  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
  • s  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
  • s  having the authority to conduct official investigations
    the inquisitorial power of the Senate

  • He had almost feared that the Committee would not get around to his hobby before its inquisitorial commission expired March 4.
  • Citing a small number of high-profile instances in which judges have overstepped their investigative and detention powers, Sarkozy says he wants to reform France's inquisitorial .
  • Last week Lawyer Hogan marched into District of Columbia Supreme Court, charged that the Black Committee had instituted an unconstitutional "inquisitorial investigation and .
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  • 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.
    June 26, 2013 - Business Insider

  • Simon Power in
    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.
  • Robert Ray in ABC Online
    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...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar in Times of India
    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... President Felipe Calderón Wall Street Journal Feb 27, 2008 52144 69482 inr My guess is by not hosting the Asian Games we probably saved ourselves something of the order of INR 5000 crores (approximately $1.2 billion)," Mani Shankar Aiyar said on Sunday.

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