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the Spanish Inquisitionnoun [+ sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /ˌspæn.ɪʃ.ɪn.kwɪˈzɪʃ.ən/
an ​organization within the ​RomanCatholic Church that ​existed from 1542 to 1834, ​created to ​punishpeople whose ​religiousbeliefs were ​consideredwrong
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