a person who makes an inquisition.
a questioner, especially an unduly curious or harsh one.
a person who investigates in an official capacity.
a member of the Inquisition.
- inquirer, inquisitor
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How to use inquisitor in a sentence
A handful of interesting performances and effective episodes in the second half of the season aside, the effect is to reduce the President and his inquisitor, Ken Starr, to minor roles.
But don't adopt the role of inquisitor—because I'm as good as dead, and dead men tell no tales.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It would not take two minutes to convert him from the inquisitor to the martyr at the stake.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
The members were all seated, but they rose; the President, the inquisitor, and two assisting Judges.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
The inquisitor did not make his appearance till noon, and then informed us that it was time to go.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
When the ranchman did not reply, his inquisitor seemed amused.Hidden Gold | Wilder Anthony
British Dictionary definitions for inquisitor
a person who inquires, esp deeply, searchingly, or ruthlessly
(often capital) an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
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