Definition of Accusatorial

1. Adjective. Specifically indicating a form of prosecution in which one is publicly accused of and tried for a crime and in which the judge is not also the prosecutor.

Derivative terms: Accusation, Accusation
Partainyms: Accuser
Antonyms: Inquisitorial



Definition of Accusatorial

1. a. Accusatory.

Definition of Accusatorial

1. Adjective. Containing or implying accusation. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: legal) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accusatorial

accusals
accusant
accusants
accusatio
accusation
accusations
accusatival
accusative
accusative-case
accusative case
accusative cases
accusatively
accusativeness
accusatives
accusator
accusatorial (current term)
accusatorially
accusatorily
accusators
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accusatour
accusatrices
accusatrix
accuse
accused
accuser
accusers
accuses

Literary usage of Accusatorial

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1. On Civil Liberty and Self-government by Francis Lieber (1874)
"By accusatorial process is understood here, not what is generally understood by the term of ... The accusatorial trial is thus contradistinguished from the ..."

2. Secret Societies of the Middle Ages by Thomas ( Keightley (1837)
"accusatorial process—Persons liable to it—Mode of citation- Mode of procedure—Right of appeal. As we have stated above, the first inquiry when a matter was ..."

3. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1913)
"A valuable description of an accusatorial procedure conducted in Brandenburg in regard ... Therein is shown the wide range of t he accusatorial procedure, ..."

4. A History of Continental Criminal Procedure, with Special Reference to France by Adhémar Esmein, René Garraud, Carl Joseph Anton Mittermaier (1913)
"6A valuable description of an accusatorial procedure conducted in Brandenburg in regard ... Therein is shown the wide range of the accusatorial procedure, ..."

5. Critica Biblica: or, Depository of sacred literature, comprising remarks on edited by William Carpenter (1827)
"Procedure, accusatorial. Time, ' twelve days (v. 11.) after Trial 1 ; eleven, after Trial 2. " 1. Opening compliment to Governor Judge. ..."

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