HyperDic: inquisition

English > 2 senses of the word Inquisition / inquisition:
NOUNgroupInquisitiona former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy / heresy
communicationinquisitiona severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
Inquisition / inquisition > pronunciation
Soundsih.nkwahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Inquisition: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy / heresy.
InstancesRoman Inquisition, Congregation of the InquisitionAn inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants
Spanish InquisitionAn inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries)
Broadercourt, tribunal, judicatureAn assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
SpanishInquisición
English > inquisition: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals).
Broaderinterrogation, examination, interrogatoryformal systematic questioning
Spanishinquisición, investigación
Catalaninquisició, investigació

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