adjective Law involving accusation by a prosecutor and a verdict reached by an impartial judge or jury. Compare with adversarial, inquisitorial.

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  • Accusatorial — Ac*cu sa*to ri*al, a. Accusatory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accusatorial — ac·cus·a·to·ri·al /ə ˌkyü zə tōr ē əl/ adj: of, relating to, or being a form of criminal prosecution in which a person is accused of a crime and is tried in public by a judge who is not also the prosecutor compare adversary, inquisitorial… …   Law dictionary

  • accusatorial — [ə kyo͞o΄zə tôr′ē əl] adj. [L accusatorius: see ACCUSE] of, or in the manner of, an accuser …   English World dictionary

  • accusatorial — accusatorially, adv. /euh kyooh zeuh tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. of, like, or pertaining to an accuser. [1815 25; ACCUSATORY + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • accusatorial — adjective a) Containing or implying accusation. b) Of or pertaining to the system of a public trial in which the facts are ascertained by the judge or jury from evidence presented by the prosecution and the defence. Ant: inquisitorial …   Wiktionary

  • accusatorial — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Containing, relating to, or involving an accusation: accusatory, denunciative, denunciatory. See ATTACK, ATTITUDE, PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • accusatorial — adj. accusatory, placing blame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accusatorial — ac·cus·a·to·ri·al …   English syllables

  • accusatorial — /əkjuzəˈtɔriəl/ (say uhkyoohzuh tawreeuhl) adjective 1. relating to an accuser. 2. Law → adversarial (def. 2). –accusatorially, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • accusatorial —   a. Law, of a system where the judge is not the prosecutor …   Dictionary of difficult words