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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy; A series of questions that someone asks you in a threatening or unpleasant way:

Usage examples (37)
  • I had to face a two-hour inquisition from my parents about where I'd been.
  • This Wall Street inquisition is just political theater.
  • It was the forecast to each man of what each man might expect in inquisition hall.
  • The edicts and the inquisition were the gift of Charles to the for more
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