uninquisitorial

inquisitorial

[in-kwiz-i-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an inquisitor or inquisition.
2.
exercising the office of an inquisitor.
3.
Law.
a.
pertaining to a trial with one person or group inquiring into the facts and acting as both prosecutor and judge.
b.
pertaining to secret criminal prosecutions.
4.
resembling an inquisitor in harshness or intrusiveness.
5.
inquisitive; prying.

Origin:
1755–65; < Medieval Latin inquīsītōri(us) (Latin inquīsītōr-, stem of inquīsītor inquisitor + -ius adj. suffix) + -al1

inquisitorially, adverb
inquisitorialness, noun
uninquisitorial, adjective
uninquisitorially, adverb
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inquisitorial (ɪnˌkwɪzɪˈtɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling inquisition or an inquisitor
2.  offensively curious; prying
3.  law Compare accusatorial denoting criminal procedure in which one party is both prosecutor and judge, or in which the trial is held in secret
 
inquisi'torially
 
adv
 
inquisi'torialness
 
n

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