inquisition

Part of speech: adjective

Inquisitional.

Part of speech: noun

A tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.

Part of speech: noun

Judicial investigation; searching inquiry.

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Usage examples "inquisition":

  1. It's the doings of the Inquisition that have driven them to despair. - "By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic", G.A. Henty.
  2. It is not you that they aim at, but it is me, upon whom they make inquisition. - "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
  3. It was " the secret determined policy of Spain to destroy the English fleet, pilots, masters, and sailors, by means of the Inquisition." - "The Life of Froude", Herbert Paul.