Inquisition


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a seeking of knowledge, data, or the truth about something

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a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy

a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)

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It was hope -- the hope that triumphs on the rack -- that whispers to the death-condemned even in the dungeons of the Inquisition.
It was as though he had dreamed for an infinitesimal fraction of time of some dark print of the Inquisition.
It is not to be seriously supposed that Razumov had actually dozed off and had dreamed in the presence of Councillor Mikulin, of an old print of the Inquisition.
And it isn't much inconvenience, either, to have one drop of water fall on your head; yet the worst torture of the inquisition is produced by drop after drop, drop after drop, falling moment after moment, with monotonous succession, on the same spot; and work, in itself not hard, becomes so, by being pressed, hour after hour, with unvarying, unrelenting sameness, with not even the consciousness of free-will to take from its tediousness.
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.
But yourself, monsieur," said Athos, who began to be annoyed by this inquisition, "give me, I beg you, the proof that you have the right to question me.
As the Inquisition rarely allowed its victims to be seen with their limbs distorted and their flesh lacerated by torture, so madness is always concealed in its cell, from whence, should it depart, it is conveyed to some gloomy hospital, where the doctor has no thought for man or mind in the mutilated being the jailer delivers to him.
If anything was to happen to me, I don't want the Norwegians holding inquisitions over me to see whether I'm good enough to be laid amongst 'em.
Hidalgo marched valiantly towards Guajanuato, the Tribunal of the Holy Inquisition of Mexico had already dug into their files, leaving no page unturned, to find damning evidence against the rebellious priest.
The SIC's missionwhich involves the preservation of Ladino, the language spoken by Jews in medieval Spainhas lately taken on an added importance since Spain, in 2015, passed a law that enables descendants of Jews exiled during the Inquisition to become naturalized citizens.
Boehme recounts the history of the Spanish Inquisition in a very direct, matter-of-fact manner in Heresy: The Spanish Inquisition.
Specialists in the field of early modern European papal governance and canon law will eagerly welcome this author's new book, but it will not appeal much to casual readers interested in the darker side of the Inquisition or, for that matter, the actual trial of Galileo Galilei itself.
Now available for digital download, the Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon DLC adds an exciting new story arc to the campaign and expands on its already vast world with a new region of Thedas to explore.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Following the critical and commercial success of BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition, publisher Electronic Arts said that it sees a "huge opportunity" for the series going forward.
THE third in Bioware's excellent Dragon Age RPG series, Inquisition charges you with drafting and leading a group of characters into rugged battles against a staggering array of enemies - from earth-shattering High Dragons to demonic forces from the otherworld of the Fade.