inquisitorial

adjective
in·​qui·​si·​to·​ri·​al | \ in-ˌkwi-zə-ˈtōr-ē-əl How to pronounce inquisitorial (audio) \

Legal Definition of inquisitorial

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 19 Sep. 2021.

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