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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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When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo'' at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of it, too.
People think, I am a calculating inquisitor who affects a pose to achieve his ends, but I am just as bumbling off camera.
SIR ALEX FERGUSON spoke of his high hopes for his unraced Investec Derby entry Grand Inquisitor when he paid a visit to Warren Hill in Newmarket this week.
The Inquisitor was once widespread but its population has halved in the last 25 years, and it is now only found in small pockets of woodland.
Ecologists Dave Boyce and Adrian Fowles were discussing a management scheme to attract the inquisitor beetle when one suddenly landed.
Inquisitor of the "Dragon Age Inquisition" can recruit up to eight companions to join the Inquisition in Thedas.
In addition to being able to include Dorian and Sera as companions on the quest, a male Inquisitor (the player-controlled protagonist) can take Dorian as a lover, while a female Inquisitor can attempt to win Sera's heart.
THE TV inquisitor spun on a swivel chair and crossed her legs of which she is rightly proud.
They are so intimidating" Actress Dame Helen Mirren "Jeremy Paxman has been a whining, cynical, pompous bored and boring scab on the televisual landscape for years" Former Fleet Street editor Piers Morgan is no fan of the Newsnight inquisitor.
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.
Second, she makes use of the inquisitor manuals as way of examining this shift during the second half of the sixteenth century, despite the popularity of older manuals and older concepts of heresy.