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  • Inquisitional — In qui*si tion*al, a. [LL. inquisitionalis.] Relating to inquiry or inquisition; inquisitorial; also, of or pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Inquisition. [1913 Webster] All the inquisitional rigor . . . executed upon books. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquisitional — index interrogative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inquisitional — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|zishənəl, shnəl adjective : relating to, characteristic of, or resembling an inquisition the inquisitional system that seeks a confession, by physical or moral torture Janet Flanner an inquisitional tribunal …   Useful english dictionary

  • inquisitional — inquisition ► NOUN 1) a period of prolonged and intensive questioning or investigation. 2) the verdict of a coroner s jury. DERIVATIVES inquisitional adjective. ORIGIN Latin, examination , from inquirere (see INQUEST(Cf. ↑inquest)) …   English terms dictionary

  • inquisitional — adjective see inquisition …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inquisitional — adjective Of or pertaining to an inquisition …   Wiktionary

  • inquisitional — in·qui si·tion·al || ‚ɪŋkwɪzɪʃənl adj. investigatory, pertaining to inquiry; inquisitorial, questioning; pertaining to the Inquisition …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • inquisition — inquisitional, adj. /in kweuh zish euhn, ing /, n. 1. an official investigation, esp. one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel… …   Universalium

  • Inquisition — • By this term is usually meant a special ecclesiastical institutional for combating or suppressing heresy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Inquisition     Inquisition      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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