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Accusatorial

accusatorial 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



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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