- an official whose work is examining, or making an inquisition
- any harsh or prying questioner
- [I-]Historical an official of the Inquisition
Origin of inquisitorOld French inquisiteur from Classical Latin inquisitor from inquisitus, past participle : see inquire
One who inquires or makes an inquisition, especially a questioner who is excessively rigorous or harsh.
Origin of inquisitorMiddle English inquisitour from Latin inquīsītor from inquīsītus past participle of inquīrere to inquire into ; see inquire .
From Old French inquisiteur, from Latin inquīsītor