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inquisitorial

Law denoting criminal procedure in which one party is both prosecutor and judge, or in which the trial is held in secret
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My cognizance of the pit had become known to the inquisitorial agents -- the pit whose horrors had been destined for so bold a recusant as myself -- the pit, typical of hell, and regarded by rumor as the Ultima Thule of all their punishments.
The Inquisitorial vengeance had been hurried by my two-fold escape, and there was to be no more dallying with the King of Terrors.
In addition, compared with the inquisitorial approach in play in other legal systems (including Lesotho and South Africa) the adversarial system in England and Wales is not conducive to the collaboration which constitutes the motto of Constructing Excellence in Wales ("CEW").
'There is the pervasive concern that government and its security operatives have dossiers on judges, real or imagined, and could unleash inquisitorial terror on judges if they decide issues against governments and their agencies,' The NBA boss said.
Paul: how Juan Huarte de San Juan responded to Inquisitorial censorship; and the Inquisition confronts Mesoamerican divination to treat child illness in 16th-century Guatemala.
No es este un libro que pretenda replantear el "estado de la cuestion" sobre la brujeria moderna, ni sus conflictos historicos, politicos o economicos, ni tampoco sobre la institucion inquisitorial, sino reflexionar a traves de la entidad del aquelarre en sus proyecciones americanas y sus consecuencias sobre la incidencia que tuvieron cronistas, clerigos, jueces y fiscales sobre la consideracion de los rituales de los grupos amerindios y afrodescendientes de la epoca.
'As part of my legislative agenda, should I be elected to the Senate, I will push for an inquisitorial legal system, where judges actively investigate the facts of the cases,' he said.
I, by no means, recommend replacing our existing adversarial justice system with purely an inquisitorial one.
It sounds almost counterintuitive, and the more so during the period examined in the present book, the decades following the publication of Innocent VIII's bull, Summis desiderantes affectibus (1484)--papal licensing of inquisitorial excess--and Heinrich Institoris's treatise, Malleus Maleficarum (1486), to which, in many editions, Innocent's bull served as a preamble.
El crimen de herejia y su represion inquisitorial. Doctrina y praxis en Domingo de Soto.
In the second half of the book, Cook tries to read inquisitorial records against the grain to reveal the religious lives of Morisco emigres as more than heresy and sorcery.
Speaking after Carrie Gracie's decision to quit as China editor, rather than see male colleagues paid more, she added: "How fearful some of these grand inquisitorial types are - they don't want to rock the boat.