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

Other Words from accusatorial

accusatorially adverb

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“Accusatorial.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/accusatorial. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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