the Inquisition

Definition of the Inquisition

: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
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Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : the act of inquiring : examination

  2. : a judicial or official inquiry or examination usually before a jury

  3. : a former Roman Catholic tribunal for the discovery and punishment of heresy


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