toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

inquisitor
used in Tom Jones

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a questioner who is excessively harsh

or:

an officer of the Inquisition
  • Blifil suffered himself to be overpowered by the forcible rhetoric of the squire; and it being agreed that Western should close with Allworthy that very afternoon, the lover departed home, having first earnestly begged that no violence might be offered to the lady by this haste, in the same manner as a popish inquisitor begs the lay power to do no violence to the heretic delivered over to it, and against whom the church hath passed sentence.
    Book 7 (28% in)

There are no more uses of "inquisitor" in Tom Jones.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®