Synonyms for inquisitor

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Katherine rose and gazed at him with the austerity of an inquisitor.

In vain did the Inquisitor of the Faith strive to shake his constancy.

Phelps was not asking me these things, the inquisitor was actually telling me.

"I will tell the Inquisitor you wish to see him," the bald guard said.

"The Inquisitor calls you when he wants you," the bald man said.

What the execution of the Inquisitor's office meant, is, alas!

Joan paid the cabman and followed her inquisitor into the office.

The Frenchman darted a quick and angry look at his inquisitor.

I asked again, as an inquisitor might say, 'Have you had enough?'

If he could work upon the fears of the Inquisitor, they might yet be saved.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French inquisiteur (c.1400) or directly from Latin inquisitor "searcher, examiner," in law, "an investigator, collector of evidence," agent noun from Latin inquirere (see inquire). As the title of an officer of the Inquisition, from 1540s. Related: Inquisitorial.

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