inquisition

Definitions:

  • The act of inquiring into a matter; an investigation. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> inquiry</strong>.
  • An inquest.
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  • A tribunal formerly held in the Roman Catholic Church and directed at the suppression of heresy.
  • An investigation that violates the privacy or rights of individuals, especially through rigorous or harsh interrogation.
  • A rigorous or severe questioning.
  • To subject to inquisition or inquiry; investigate.
  • The act of inquiring; close search or examination; investigation; inquiry.
  • In <em>law:</em> Inquiry by a jury impaneled by the sheriff, a coroner, or a board of commissioners, to ascertain facts necessary for judicial or legal purposes other than the trial of an action.
  • The document embodying the result of such inquiry.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] In the <em>Roman Catholic Church</em>, an ecclesiastical court, officially styled the Holy Office, for the suppression of heresy by the detection and punishment of heretics and by other means.
  • To make inquisition concerning; to inquire into.
  • The act of inquiring; inquiry; search; examination; inspection; investigation.
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  • Judicial inquiry; official examination; inquest.
  • The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry.
  • 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.
  • an <xref>investigation</xref> or <xref>inquiry</xref> into the <xref>truth</xref> of some matter
  • an <xref>inquest</xref>
  • a <xref>questioning</xref>
  • To make inquisition concerning; to inquire into.
  • a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
  • a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy
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