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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’"I think the appointment of the Inquisitor is a first step towards ensuring that Hogwarts has a headmaster in whom we can all repose our confidence," said a Ministry insider last night.’
  • — CHAPTER FIFTEEN — The Hogwarts High Inquisitor They had expected to have to comb Hermione’s Daily Prophet carefully next morning to find the article Percy had mentioned in his letter.
  • The Inquisitor will have powers to inspect her fellow educators and make sure that they are coming up to scratch.
  • Wizengamot elders Griselda Marchbanks and Tiberius Ogden have resigned in protest at the introduction of the post of Inquisitor to Hogwarts.
  • THE Hoc WARTS HIGH INQUISITOR ’What was it like?’
  • And how long do you reckon it’d take Umbridge to pass another decree saying anyone who complains about the High Inquisitor gets sacked immediately?
  • BY ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR OF HOGWARTS All student organisations, societies, teams, groups and dubs are henceforth disbanded.
  • Permission to re-form may be sought from the High Inquisitor (Professor Umbridge).
  • No student organisation, society, team, group or club may exist without the knowledge and approval of the High Inquisitor.
  • Signed: Dolores Jane Umbridge, High Inquisitor Harry and Ron read the notice over the heads of some anxious-looking secondyears.
  • ’— and Hogwarts High Inquisitor,’ said Umbridge, giving no sign that she had heard him.
  • You ought to know, too, that as High Inquisitor it is my unfortunate but necessary duty to inspect my fellow teachers.
  • Signed: Dolores jane Umbridge, High Inquisitor This latest Decree had been the subject of a great number of jokes among the students.
  • BY ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR OF HOGWARTS Any student found in possession of the magazine The Quibbler will be expelled.
  • Signed: Dolores Jane Umbridge, High Inquisitor For some reason, every time Hermione caught sight of one of these signs she beamed with pleasure.
  • However, the High Inquisitor was nowhere to be seen as they struggled through the snow towards Hagrid, who stood waiting for them on the edge of the Forest.
  • MINISTRY SEEKS EDUCATIONAL REFORM DOLORES UMBR1DGE APPOINTED FIRST EVER HIGH INQUISITOR ’Umbridge — "High Inquisitor"?’ said Harry darkly, his half-eaten piece of toast slipping from his fingers.
  • Any student found to have formed, or to belong to, an organisa-tion, society, team, group or club that has not been approved by the High Inquisitor will be expelled.
  • It is this last function that the Ministry has now formalised with the passing of Educational Decree Number Twenty-three, which creates the new position of Hogwarts High Inquisitor.
  • MINISTRY SEEKS EDUCATIONAL REFORM DOLORES UMBR1DGE APPOINTED FIRST EVER HIGH INQUISITOR ’Umbridge — "High Inquisitor"?’ said Harry darkly, his half-eaten piece of toast slipping from his fingers.
  • As we finished Chapter One last THE HOG WARTS HIGH INQUISITOR lesson, I would like you all to turn to page nineteen today and commence "Chapter Two, Common Defensive Theories and their Derivation".
  • THE Hoc WARTS HIGH INQUISITOR ’I have awarded you the grades you would have received if you presented this work in your OWL,’ said Snape with a smirk, as he swept among them, passing back their homework.
  • I contacted the Minister at once, and he quite agreed with me that the High Inquisitor has to have the power to strip pupils of privileges, or she — that is to say, I — would have less authority than common teachers!
  • As High Inquisitor you have every right to dismiss my teachers.
  • There was a scribbled note across it in red ink, reading: Inspected and Passed by the Hogwarts High Inquisitor.
  • Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic and Headmistress and High Inquisitor of Hogwarts!
  • — CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT — Snape’s Worst Memory BY ORDER OF THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC Dolores Jane Umbridge (High Inquisitor) has replaced Albus Dumbledore as Head of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Under the terms of Educational Decree Number Twenty-three, the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts has the power to inspect, place upon probation and sack any teacher she — that is to say, I — feel is not performing to the standards required by the Ministry of Magic.
  • Signed: Cornelius Oswald Fudge, Minister for Magic The notices had gone up all around the school overnight, but they did not explain how every single person within the castle seemed to know that Dumbledore had overcome two Aurors, the High Inquisitor, the Minister for Magic and his Junior Assistant to escape.
  • For new notices had appeared on the house noticeboards the morning after news of the Azkaban breakout: ^ BY ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR OF HOGWARTS ^ Teachers are hereby banned from giving students any information " that is not strictly related to the subjects they are paid to teach.
  • Dreadful tempers… anyway, I was reading out our amendment… hem, hem… "the High Inquisitor will henceforth have supreme authority over all punishments, sanctions and removal of privileges pertaining to the students of Hogwarts, and the power to alter such punishments, sanctions and removals of privileges as may have been ordered by other staff members.

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  • 15th century inquisitors were on the lookout for witches.
  • Though he didn’t think they had the right to demand his testimony, he was polite to his inquisitors.

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