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inquisition
used in Gulliver's Travels

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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
  • I conjured him "to conceal from all persons what I had told him of the Houyhnhnms; because the least hint of such a story would not only draw numbers of people to see me, but probably put me in danger of being imprisoned, or burnt by the Inquisition."
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (89% in)

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