inquisitorial UK US /ɪnkwɪzɪˈtɔːriəl/ adjective LAW
relating to a legal process in which the judge asks the questions in order to get the facts before making a decision: »

Suggestions of moving to an inquisitorial system weren't popular with judges who would have to do the work currently done by lawyers.

Compare ADVERSARIAL(Cf. ↑adversarial)

Financial and business terms. 2012.