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Noun: inquisition  ,in-kwi'zi-shun
  1. A severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
Noun: Inquisition
  1. A former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy

Derived forms: inquisitions

Type of: court, examination, interrogation, interrogatory, judicature, tribunal

Encyclopedia: Inquisition, Canonical