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adjective ac·cus·a·to·ri·al \ə-ˌkyü-zə-ˈtōr-ē-əl\

Legal Definition of accusatorial

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a form of criminal prosecution in which a person is accused of a crime and is tried in public by a judge who is not also the prosecutor — compare adversary, inquisitorial



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