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Noun: inquisitor  in'kwi-zi-tu(r)
  1. A questioner who is excessively harsh
    "Torquemada was the inquisitor general for the Spanish Inquisition";
    - interrogator
Noun: Inquisitor
  1. An official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition

Derived forms: inquisitors

Type of: asker, enquirer [Brit, Cdn], functionary, inquirer, official, querier, questioner

Encyclopedia: Inquisitor