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inquisitorial

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adjective in·qui·si·to·ri·al \in-ˌkwi-zə-ˈtōr-ē-əl\

Legal Definition of inquisitorial

  1. 1 :  constituting or relating to a system of justice in which the judge conducts an inquiry developing the facts of the litigant's case — compare accusatorial, adversary

  2. 2 :  having the authority to conduct official investigations


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