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INQUISI'TION, n. s as z. L. inquisitio,inquiro. See Inquire.

1. Inquiry examination a searching or search. Psalms 9
2. Judicial inquiry official examination inquest.

The justices in eyre had it formerly in charge to make inquisition concerning them by a jury of the county.

3. Examination discussion.
4. In some catholic countries, a court or tribunal established for the examination and punishment of heretics. This court was established in the twelfth century by father Dominic, who was charged by pope Innocent III. with orders to excite catholic princes and people to extirpate heretics.

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