English

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Etymology

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From Old French inquisiteur, from Latin inquīsītor.

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Noun

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inquisitor (plural inquisitors)

  1. A person who inquires, especially searchingly or ruthlessly.
  2. (historical) An official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition.

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Latin

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Etymology

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Agent noun of inquīrō (inquire, investigate) (past participle inquīsītus) + +‎ -tor.

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Noun

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inquīsītor m (genitive inquīsītōris, feminine inquīsītrix); third declension

  1. searcher
  2. inquisitor, tracker, detective, spy
  3. examiner, investigator

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative inquīsītor inquīsītōrēs
Genitive inquīsītōris inquīsītōrum
Dative inquīsītōrī inquīsītōribus
Accusative inquīsītōrem inquīsītōrēs
Ablative inquīsītōre inquīsītōribus
Vocative inquīsītor inquīsītōrēs

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References

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  • inquisitor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inquisitor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inquisitor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.