Definition of accusatorial in English:

accusatorial

Line breaks: ac¦cusa|tor¦ial
Pronunciation: /əˌkjuːzəˈtɔːrɪəl
 
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adjective

Law
(Of a trial or legal procedure) involving accusation by a prosecutor and a verdict reached by an impartial judge or jury. Compare with adversarial, inquisitorial.
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  • 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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