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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inquisitor

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

inquisitorial

play \-ˌkwi-zə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

inquisitorially

play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of inquisitor in a sentence

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



1504

First Known Use of inquisitor

1504


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