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Definition of inquisition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the Inquisition [singular] the organization set up by the Roman Catholic Church to punish people who opposed its beliefs, especially from the 15th to the 17th century
  2. 2[countable] (formal or humorous) a series of questions that someone asks you, especially when they ask them in an unpleasant way She then subjected me to an inquisition about my romantic life. see also Spanish Inquisition
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