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the Inquisitionnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˌɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/
in the past, an ​officialorganization in the ​RomanCatholic Church whose ​purpose was to ​find and ​punishpeople who ​opposeditsbeliefs
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in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时天主教的)宗教法庭,宗教裁判所…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時天主教的)宗教法庭,宗教裁判所…
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