inquisitress

[in-kwiz-i-tris]
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noun

a woman who makes an inquisition.

Nearby words

  1. inquisitionist,
  2. inquisitive,
  3. inquisitor,
  4. inquisitor-general,
  5. inquisitorial,
  6. inquorate,
  7. inradius,
  8. inri,
  9. inrigger,
  10. inro

Origin of inquisitress

First recorded in 1720–30; inquisit(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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