inquisitorial


adjective

  1. of or relating to an inquisitor or inquisition.
  2. exercising the office of an inquisitor.
  3. Law.
    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.
  4. resembling an inquisitor in harshness or intrusiveness.
  5. inquisitive; prying.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling inquisition or an inquisitor
  2. offensively curious; prying
  3. law denoting criminal procedure in which one party is both prosecutor and judge, or in which the trial is held in secretCompare accusatorial (def. 2)

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