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(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)