Definition of inquisitor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkwɪzɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkwɪzɪtər//
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  1. 1a person who asks a lot of difficult questions, especially in a way that makes you feel threatened
  2. 2an officer of the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French inquisiteur, from Latin inquisitor, from the verb inquirere (based on quaerere ‘seek’)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inquisitor