Translation of "inquisition" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us formal disapproving

a period of asking questions in a detailed and unfriendly way

The police subjected him to an inquisition that lasted twelve hours.

the Inquisition

noun uk /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/

in the past, an official organization in the Roman Catholic Church whose purpose was to find and punish people who opposed its beliefs

la Inquisición

(Translation of “inquisition” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)