from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the function of an inquisitor.
- adj. Law Relating to a trial in which one party acts as both prosecutor and judge.
- adj. Law Relating to a criminal proceeding conducted in secrecy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or pertaining to an inquisition, specifically the Inquisition
- adj. in a manner of inquisition or inquisitors
- adj. describing a trial system in which the prosecutor also acts as judge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to inquisition; making rigorous and unfriendly inquiry; searching.
- adj. Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its practices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to inquisition; specifically, pertaining to the Inquisition, or resembling its practices; making strict or searching inquiry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor
- adj. having the authority to conduct official investigations
- adj. especially indicating a form of prosecution in which proceedings are secret and the accused is questioned by a prosecutor who acts also as the judge
inquisitor + -ial (Wiktionary)