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Synonyms for inquisitor

one who conducts an official inquiry, usually with no regard for human rights

Synonyms for inquisitor

a questioner who is excessively harsh

an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition

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Inquisitors can also be (https://twitter.com/dragonage/status/509778469509939202) mages harnessing the power of the elements such as lightning, fire and ice.
Bernard's flat refusal to listen to any arguments for the defence provided a model for subsequent inquisitors. Bernard was not technically an inquisitor.
Papal documents show that in response to requests from local inquisitors, popes now accepted the concept of witchcraft and linked it with apostasy, resulting in an increased number of death sentences.
In fact, of the 13 studied only two became inquisitors. The others never made it beyond deputies--a position which in the words of Friar Pedro Monteiro equalled that of a minister "below the inquisitors in dignity, place and salary.
Inquisitorial action prior to the mid-sixteenth century remained largely in the hands of individual inquisitors, who kept careful records, hired notaries and often appointed vicars, sometimes were supported by secular rulers, generally had domus inquisitionis within their friaries at their disposal, and carried out their responsibilities with greater or lesser regularity, with no constant oversight to keep them focused on their job.
Columbus made a deal with King Ferdinand and Isabella allowing him to obtain a land where he would essentially be an independent ruler, and where the Inquisition and its inquisitors would not be able to enforce church law.
They have been proved to be an abysmal failure mostly because the judges (or shall we call them inquisitors) had only some obscure sources, badly translated and hastily compiled for their reference.
When asked at his Friday press conference about players signing new contracts he delighted in teasing his inquisitors.
inquisitors, and trenches teeming with men who rein in my smile.
Sixteenth-century mathematicians Girolamo Cardano and Niccolo Tartaglia argued over the invention of cubic equations, ending when Tartaglia allegedly turned over Cardano to Spanish inquisitors. Isaac Newton and William Gottfried Leibniz warred over their claims of independently developing calculus.
along with his suit of clothes," when she visited his hovel to put balm on his wounds after the Inquisitors flagellated him, whereupon Candide kills the Jew.
At first, the inquisitors did not seem to know what to make of such charges or how to proceed, and so dropped the cases rather than pursuing them to a clear conclusion.
SIR - The spin doctors of New Labour have decided to conduct question-and-answer sessions with young people and avoid being questioned by top TV inquisitors like John Humphreys and Jeremy Paxman (Chatshow Blair to avoid TV tough inquisitors, Western Mail, January 20).
The Green fingered inquisitors tested the grey matter of plant adviser Hiran Patel before enjoying a two-course lunch.