accusatorial

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

Legal Definition of accusatorial

: 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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accusatorially adverb

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