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Meaning of INQUISITOR

Pronunciation:  in'kwizitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a questioner who is excessively harsh
  2. [n]  an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
 

INQUISITOR is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: interrogator
 
 See Also: asker, enquirer, functionary, Grand Inquisitor, inquirer, official, querier, questioner

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: asker, busybody, catechist, cross-interrogator, cross-questioner, detective, eavesdropper, examiner, gossip, inquirer, inquisitionist, inquisitive, interlocutor, interpellator, interrogator, interrogatrix, interviewer, nosy Parker, opinion-sampler, Paul Pry, Peeping Tom, poller, pollster, prober, pry, querier, querist, questioner, questionist, quidnunc, quizzer, rubberneck, rubbernecker, sampler, scopophiliac, secret agent, sightseer, snoop, snooper, voyeur, yenta
 

 

 

 

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