Spanish Inquisition


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Spanish Inquisition

n
(Historical Terms) the institution that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain, chiefly by the persecution of Jews and Muslims, esp from the 15th to 17th centuries. See also Inquisition
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Noun1.Spanish Inquisition - an inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries)Spanish Inquisition - an inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries); "the Spanish Inquisition was administered by both civil and church authorities which gave it ultimate power"; "Torquemada was the inquisitor general for the Spanish Inquisition"
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