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Definitioncommon noun: questioning or investigation — often implying harsh questioning
proper noun: a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (or their investigations) created to discover and suppress heresy
- Their old one that they had before the new religion came from the far end of the Mediterranean, the one they have never abandoned but only suppressed and hidden to bring it out again in wars and inquisitions.Chapter 23 (91% in)
- They were paying for the Inquisition now, all right.Chapter 31 (97% in)
There are no more uses of "inquisition" in For Whom the Bell Tolls.
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