HyperDic: grand_inquisitor

English > 1 sense of the expression Grand Inquisitor:
NOUNperson Grand Inquisitordirector of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
English > Grand Inquisitor: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningdirector of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal).
InstancesJimenez de Cisneros, Francisco Jimenez de Cisnerosprelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
Torquemada, Tomas de TorquemadaThe Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches / witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498)
RegionPortugal, Portuguese RepublicA republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula
Spain, Kingdom of Spain, EspanaA parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula
BroaderInquisitorAn official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
Spanishgran inquisidor, inquisidor general
Catalangran inquisidor, inquisidor general, Inquisidor general

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict