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Definition of "inquisitor" []

  • One who inquires or makes an inquisition, especially a questioner who is excessively rigorous or harsh. (noun)
  • A person who inquires, esp deeply, searchingly, or ruthlessly (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition (noun)

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Use "inquisitor" in a sentence
  • "But in the light of such deafening coolness, the inner inquisitor is easily drowned out."
  • "if the word inquisitor had been invented he could have worn it like an old coat settling into the dark corners of its meaning with comfort."
  • "And then – if, that is, my inquisitor had not gathered up her children and fled my toxic presence – I would provide her with the following list:"