Definition of Inquisitory

1. Adjective. Diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation. "A searching investigation of their past dealings"

Exact synonyms: Probing, Searching
Similar to: Inquiring



Lexicographical Neighbors of Inquisitory

inquisition
inquisition post mortem
inquisitional
inquisitionary
inquisitioned
inquisitioning
inquisitions
inquisitive
inquisitively
inquisitiveness
inquisitor
inquisitorial
inquisitorially
inquisitorious
inquisitors
inquisitory (current term)
inquisitour
inquisitrix
inquisiturient
inquorate
inracinate
inracinated
inradii
inradius
inrage
inraged
inrages
inraging
inrail
inrailed

Literary usage of Inquisitory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1908)
"... not an inquisitory, body, in the same class with the courts of Star Chamber and High Commission, and the Councils of Wales and the North. ..."

2. The Correspondence of the Rev. Robert Wodrow by Robert Wodrow (1843)
"In private he rails at the queries, and says he will never give way to the inquisitory method; and that he hath the opinion of the most pious and most ..."

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