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inquisitionnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us   /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ 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 Inquisitionnoun [S]

uk   /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/ us   /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/
(Definition of inquisition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inquisitionnoun [C usually sing]

us   /ˌɪn·kwəˈzɪʃ·ən/
a detailed questioning, esp. of someone’s beliefs
(Definition of inquisition from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inquisition”
in Chinese (Simplified) 盘问, 责难…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤問, 責難…
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