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accusatorial

[uh-kyoo-zuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /əˌkyu zəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of, like, or pertaining to an accuser.
Origin of accusatorial
1815-1825
1815-25; accusatory + -al1
Related forms
accusatorially, adverb
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  • The proceeding, too, was inquisitorial, not accusatorial: it required no accusers.

    Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham
British Dictionary definitions for accusatorial

accusatorial

/əˌkjuːzəˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
containing or implying blame or strong criticism
2.
(law) denoting criminal procedure in which the prosecutor is distinct from the judge and the trial is conducted in public Compare inquisitorial (sense 3)
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