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the Inquisition

noun [S] uk   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
Translations of “the Inquisition”
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時天主教的)宗教法庭,宗教裁判所…
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时天主教的)宗教法庭,宗教裁判所…
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