HyperDic: spanish_inquisition

English > 1 sense of the expression Spanish Inquisition:
NOUNgroupSpanish 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)
English > Spanish Inquisition: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningAn 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).
Instance ofInquisitionA former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy / heresy

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