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
ac·cus·a·to·ri·al·ly adv

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

  • accusatorial procedure — a procedure that resolves a dispute between the parties by having one bring the other to court and challenging the other over the issues. The role of the judge is to maintain fair play – it is an umpiring role rather than a participating role.… …   Law dictionary

  • accusatorial system — >> adversary system. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • accusatorial accusatory accusing — inculpative inculpative adj. Inculpatory. [Narrower terms: {accusatorial, accusatory, accusing}; {comminatory, denunciative, denunciatory}; {condemnatory, condemning ; {criminative, criminatory, incriminating, incriminatory ; {damnatory, damning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [əˌkju:zə tɔ:rɪəl] adjective Law involving accusation by a prosecutor and a verdict reached by an impartial judge or jury. Compare with adversarial, inquisitorial …   English new terms dictionary

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