Origin of inquisitor
Examples from the Web for inquisitor
The same thing occurred every where; never was inquisitor more mortified.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
My immediate first impulse is to protest against the inquisitor and to prefer the merchant who comes to offer me his wares.Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
"The Inquisitor calls you when he wants you," the bald man said.Wizard|Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
The inquisitor hastened to her cell and found the poor creature hiding under the bed.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,|Henry Charles Lea
At last he took his departure, and it was my turn to play the inquisitor.
c.1400, from Old French inquisiteur (c.1400) or directly from Latin inquisitor "searcher, examiner," in law, "an investigator, collector of evidence," agent noun from Latin inquirere (see inquire). As the title of an officer of the Inquisition, from 1540s. Related: Inquisitorial.