the Inquisition

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: an organization in the Roman Catholic Church in the past that was responsible for finding and punishing people who did not accept its beliefs and practices the Spanish Inquisition

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“The Inquisition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Inquisition. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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