Definition of auto-da-fé noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

auto-da-fé

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɔtoʊ//
 
[uncountable, countable](from Portuguese)(pl. autos-da-fé)
 
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the practice of burning people who did not accept the religious beliefs of the Spanish Inquisition
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