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the Inquisition

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe Inquisitionthe InquisitionRRCa Roman Catholic organization in the past whose aim was to find and punish people who had unacceptable religious beliefs inquisition
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the InquisitionLike the Catholic fundamentalists during the Inquisition, all fundamentalists want a social dictatorship where they are the dictators.On Saturday morning, the inquisition had begun.They lived under constant threat of exposure and extermination at the hands of the Inquisition, which monitored Christians' piety.In a sense, unknowingly, he had already entered the kindergarten of the Inquisition.One almost wonders about which side of the Inquisition he is on.She was probably glad that the inquisition was over too, Sabine thought drily.Here lay the road to the Inquisition.
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