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INQUISITOR. A designation of sheriffs, coroners, super visum corporis, and the like, who have power to inquire into certain matters.
     2. The name, of an officer, among ecclesiastics, who is authorized to inquire into heresies, and the like, and to punish them. An ecclesiastical judge.

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Bass-baritone Eric Owens as the king headlines the cast of Opera Philadelphia's new production, which runs for five performances starting Friday night, while bass Morris Robinson sings the smaller but crucial role of the Inquisitor.
It was the first time an inquisitor had been spotted at Cwm Llyfnant, which is part of the RSPB's Ynys-hir reserve near Aberystwyth.
The Beguine, the Angel, and the Inquisitor is also a story about modern scholarship; about how errors are made and widely disseminated; and about how, through close, patient, and expert textual analysis, they might be corrected.
Players must assume the role of the Inquisitor and lead a team of legendary heroes to uncover the truth behind the impending devastation.
He will perform The Grand Inquisitor, a 50-minute drama extracted from an episode in Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov, in which Christ returns to 16th century Spain but is condemned by the head of the Inquisition, fresh from consigning 100 heretics to the flames.
In one bit, a pretentious worm derides his inquisitor as superficial for asking, "Are you happy?
In focusing on the individual inquisitor rather than on the historical development and circumstances of the Inquisition's operation, Sullivan sees herself as countering the impersonal emphasis of recent historians.
Despite Smith's screenwriting experience, the critics considered The Inquisitor a powerful and literate novel untainted by big-screen allusions.
It is an investigation into the place of the Grand Inquisitor in our collective imagination.
His magical abilities earn him an apprenticeship with the police department's inquisitor.
His last bow, as the strangely awesome inquisitor O''Brien in Orwell''s Nineteen Eighty-Four, was perhaps his best.