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Inquisition synonyms
ĭn'kwĭ-zĭsh'ən, ĭng'-
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(Law): In a legal trial, the questioning of a witness, while testifying, called by one party's attorney by the attorney opposed to said party.
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  1. (Law): In a legal trial, the questioning of a witness, while testifying, called by one party's attorney by the attorney opposed to said party.
  2. By extension, any process in which a person is subject to questioning.
  3. (Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he or she has been called and examined. See examination.
An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
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  1. An interrogating or being interrogated; examination
  2. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities. The detailed questioning of a suspect by the police or other law-enforcement authorities.
  3. (Short for, Now Rare) interrogation mark
In Freemasonry, the degree of master mason
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  1. In Freemasonry, the degree of master mason
  2. (Idiomatic) intensive rough interrogation in order to extract information or a confession.
  3. (Informal) Harsh, grueling treatment and questioning, as of a prisoner in order to force a confession or exact information
(Law) An investigation conducted by a coroner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the cause of death of a person when the cause may be criminal.
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  1. (Law) An investigation conducted by a coroner, sometimes with the aid of a jury, into the cause of death of a person when the cause may be criminal.
  2. An inquiry into a particular subject matter by a special jury.
  3. An investigation or inquiry:
A close examination of a matter:
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  1. A close examination of a matter:
  2. The act of inquiring:
  3. An investigation or examination
The act or process of investigating:
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  1. The act or process of investigating:
  2. A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
  3. A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
A slender flexible surgical instrument with a blunt bulbous tip, used to explore a wound or body cavity.
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  1. A slender flexible surgical instrument with a blunt bulbous tip, used to explore a wound or body cavity.
  2. An exploratory action or expedition, especially one designed to investigate and obtain information on a remote or unknown region:
  3. An instrumented spacecraft for exploring the upper atmosphere, space, or a celestial body in order to get information about the environment, physical properties, etc.
(Uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
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  1. (Uncountable) Diligent inquiry or examination to seek or revise facts, principles, theories, applications, etc.; laborious or continued search after truth.
  2. Careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, undertaken to discover or establish facts or principles
  3. (Countable) A particular instance or piece of research.
Find another word for inquisition. In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for inquisition, like: official inquiry, cross-examination, interrogation, third-degree, examination, trial, inquest, inquiry, investigation, probe and research.