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|part of speech:
||an official inquiry, esp. for the purpose of enforcing political, social, or religious conformity.
Religious leaders launched an inquisition with the aim of combating heresy and witchcraft.
||the act of conducting such an inquiry.
||an inquest or other legal investigation.
||questioning that is prolonged, unrelenting, or brutal.
The prisoner was beaten during his inquisition, but he revealed no secrets.
||(cap.) a former agency of the Roman Catholic Church that investigated heresy and attempted to suppress it, esp. by violent means.
The woman was accused of witchcraft and taken before members of the Inquisition.
||examination, inquiry, trial
The word inquisition
contains the following parts:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest
that means ask, seek
that means the act, process, or result of
More about this word part:
The suffix -ion
attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.