Definition of 'inquisition'
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At least the medieval inquisition recognised that printing was a threat to the status quo. The Sun (2011)Once more he is preparing to face the ordeal of a public inquisition into his value to England. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Will she be in for the Spanish Inquisition? The Sun (2016)And Costa is still facing the Spanish inquisition. The Sun (2015)With the establishment of church courts from about 1100 onwards, the population increasingly came under a powerful system of public inquisition. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)My feet were encased in boots that appeared to have been designed by the people who used to manufacture iron maidens for the Spanish Inquisition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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