inquisitorial

adjective

in·​qui·​si·​to·​ri·​al in-ˌkwi-zə-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce inquisitorial (audio)
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
: having the authority to conduct official investigations

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“Inquisitorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/inquisitorial. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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