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Origin of inquisition
OTHER WORDS FROM inquisitionin·qui·si·tion·al, adjectivepre·in·qui·si·tion, noun
Words nearby inquisition
Example sentences from the Web for inquisition
Strom’s vast sonic worlds called out for meditative inquisitions and influenced a new generation of artists creating impressionistic experimental and electronic music.Pauline Anna Strom’s posthumous album cements her legacy as an electronic music visionary|Jonathan Williger|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
They will be subjected to inquisition, and will await resurrection in the grave like any normal Muslim.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!|Maajid Nawaz|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a meeting at the Vatican, Netanyahu and the pontiff talk Syria and Iran and Francis gets a book on the Spanish Inquisition.
Why is the agency getting what amounts to a free ride in the current inquisition?
The Armstrong-Winfrey inquisition continued Friday night, yielding these major bombshells.
“When you say ‘Christianity’ to Israelis they immediately think of the Holocaust and the [Spanish] Inquisition,” he told Haaretz.
When I was at Portugal, there was held at that time the court of justice of the Inquisition.
Philip Limborch died; a Dutch professor of divinity, and author of a history of the inquisition.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
After an uncertain period of waiting, the orderly called "Gordon MacRae," and the inquisition began.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In the midst of their conjuring, the Inquisition came down upon them.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
In 1726 he was denounced to the Inquisition for the offence of reading forbidden books.
British Dictionary definitions for inquisition (1 of 2)
Derived forms of inquisitioninquisitional, adjectiveinquisitionist, noun
Word Origin for inquisition
British Dictionary definitions for inquisition (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for inquisition
A court established by the Roman Catholic Church in the thirteenth century to try cases of heresy and other offenses against the church. Those convicted could be handed over to the civil authorities for punishment, including execution.