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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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99) Most inquisitorially oriented systems also include adversarial elements.
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.