the Inquisition

Definition of the Inquisition

  1. :  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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inquisitionplay Inquisition
  1. :  the act of inquiring :  examination

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

    :  the finding of the jury

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