Inquisitorial

In*quis`i*to"ri*al

(?), a. [Cf. F. inquisitorial.] 1. Pertaining to inquisition; making rigorous and unfriendly inquiry; searching; as, inquisitorial power. "Illiberal and inquisitorial abuse." F. Blackburne.
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He conferred on it a kind of inquisitorial and censorious power even over the laity, and directed it to inquire into all matters of conscience.
Hume.
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2. Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its practices. "Inquisitorial robes." C. Buchanan.
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