- of or like an inquisitor or inquisition
- inquisitive; prying
Origin of inquisitorial; from Medieval Latin inquisitorius
- Of, relating to, or having the function of an inquisitor.
- Law Relating to a legal proceeding in which the judge is both actively involved in determining the facts and in deciding the outcome.
- Extremely inquisitive or prying: “a sharp inquisitorial gaze” (Michael Chabon).
(comparative more inquisitorial, superlative most inquisitorial)
inquisitor + -ial