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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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Rather, courts should act more inquisitorially by recognizing that to best fulfill the duty of jurisdictional inquiry, they must also assure themselves that the record contains necessary jurisdictional facts.
These cautionary methodological remarks have far reaching implications for the ways in which sixteenth- and seventeenth-century political thinking has been redescribed and mythologized as if it were part of a post-nineteenth-century political landscape populated by ideologies, a necessary pre-condition for their putative exponents being commended for being like us, or arraigned inquisitorially to be censured.
Australian tribunals, which share many basic procedural features, do not operate inquisitorially in the civil law sense.
Finally, it suggests areas of overlap between inquisitorially constructed texts and individual expressions of spirituality where historians of Christianity (medieval or otherwise) might fruitfully search for new ideas.