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inquisitor

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noun in·quis·i·tor \in-ˈkwi-zə-tər\

Simple Definition of inquisitor

  • : a person who asks many difficult questions in a harsh or unkind way

  • : a member or officer of the Inquisition

Full Definition of inquisitor

  1. :  one who inquires or makes inquisition; especially :  one who is unduly harsh, severe, or hostile in making an inquiry

in·quis·i·to·ri·al play \-ˌkwi-zə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
in·quis·i·to·ri·al·ly play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of inquisitor

  1. He had to answer his inquisitors' questions or be thrown out of school.



1504

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