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inquisition
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
common noun:  questioning or investigation — often implying harsh questioning

or:

proper noun:  a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (or their investigations) created to discover and suppress heresy
  • O you inquisitional drunken jewjesuit!
    Episode 9 — Scylla And Charybdis (96% in)
  • Lastly at the head of the board was the young poet who found a refuge from his labours of pedagogy and metaphysical inquisition in the convivial atmosphere of Socratic discussion, while to right and left of him were accommodated the flippant prognosticator, fresh from the hippodrome, and that vigilant wanderer, soiled by the dust of travel and combat and stained by the mire of an indelible dishonour, but from whose steadfast and constant heart no lure or peril or threat or degradation...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (76% in)
  • History, would you be surprised to learn, proves up to the hilt Spain decayed when the inquisition hounded the jews out and England prospered when Cromwell, an uncommonly able ruffian who in other respects has much to answer for, imported them.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (58% in)

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