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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
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.
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.
2. Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its
practices. "Inquisitorial robes." --C. Buchanan.
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