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Inquisition

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(1):

(n.) A court or tribunal for the examination and punishment of heretics, fully established by Pope Gregory IX. in 1235. Its operations were chiefly confined to Spain, Portugal, and their dependencies, and a part of Italy.

(2):

(v. t.) To make inquisistion concerning; to inquire into.

(3):

(n.) The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry.

(4):

(n.) Judicial inquiry; official examination; inquest.

(5):

(n.) The act of inquiring; inquiry; search; examination; inspection; investigation.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Inquisition'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/i/inquisition.html. 1828.

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