In*quis`i*to"ri*al (?), a. [Cf. F. inquisitorial.]
Pertaining to inquisition; making rigorous and unfriendly inquiry; searching; as, inquisitorial power.
"Illiberal and inquisitorial
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.
Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its practices.
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