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(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.


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


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


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


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

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Inquisition'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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