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inquisitor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inquisitor  \In*quis"i*tor\,  n.  [L.:  cf  F.  inquisiteur  See 
  {Inquire}.] 
  1.  An  inquisitive  person;  one  fond  of  asking  questions.  [R.] 
  ``Inquisitors  are  tatlers.''  --Feltham. 
 
  2.  (Law)  One  whose  official  duty  it  is  to  examine  and 
  inquire,  as  coroners,  sheriffs,  etc  --Mozley  &  W. 
 
  3.  (R.C.Ch.)  A  member  of  the  Court  of  Inquisition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inquisitor 
  n  :  a  questioner  who  is  excessively  harsh  [syn:  {interrogator}] 




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