Torquemada

[ tawr-kuh-mah-duh; Spanish tawr-ke-mah-th ah ]
/ ˌtɔr kəˈmɑ də; Spanish ˌtɔr kɛˈmɑ ðɑ /

noun

To·más de [taw-mahs th e] /tɔˈmɑs ðɛ/, 1420–98, Spanish inquisitor general.
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Torquemada

/ (Spanish tɔrkeˈmaða) /

noun

Tomás de (toˈmas de). 1420–98, Spanish Dominican monk. As first Inquisitor-General of Spain (1483–98), he was responsible for the burning of some 2000 heretics

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