Definition of "accusatorial"
  1. Pertains to a method of criminal prosecution where an individual is charged with a crime, and the public trial is presided over by a judge who is not simultaneously the one prosecuting
How to use "accusatorial" in a sentence
  1. The accusatorial system is a foundational element of the American legal process, ensuring a separation of roles between the judge and prosecutor.
  2. In accusatorial proceedings, the judge maintains the role of a neutral arbiter, distinct from the prosecutor who brings forth the charges.
  3. While some countries employ an inquisitorial system, the United States primarily follows the accusatorial model where the judge and the prosecutor are two separate entities.

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