Inquisition

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Synonyms for Inquisition

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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His provocative new book, God's Jury, examines the Catholic Inquisition for insight into our own time.
It is 1598, and at home his father has been burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Inquisition for printing a supposedly heretical pamphlet.
The play is set in 1316, a year in which the Catholic Inquisition burned thousands of people at the stake, and details the efforts of the bishop of Prague to keep the peace.
As a priest and psychotherapist, I find this exclusionary behavior abusive, judgmental and reminiscent of the old Catholic Inquisition.
Dear Editor, -In the 17th century the Catholic Inquisition threatened the Italian scientist Galileo with torture for saying things that were later accepted as proven scientific fact.
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