Definition of accusatorial in English:


Syllabification: ac·cu·sa·to·ri·al
Pronunciation: /əˌkyo͞ozəˈtôrēəl


[attributive] Law
(Especially of a trial or legal procedure) involving accusation by a prosecutor and a verdict reached by an impartial judge or jury. Often contrasted with inquisitorial.
More example sentences
  • The absence of an accusatorial procedure places an inquisitorial burden upon an inspector.
  • It sounds a very dubious principle and inconsistent with the accusatorial trial.
  • A criminal trial is an accusatorial and adversarial process.

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