inquisition inquisition  /ˌɪn kwə ˈzɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy
  2. (n) a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)

Usage(s):

  1. Now the Sandinista inquisition is escalating from threats to actions.
  2. The strong-arm men removed me to the torture room, and the inquisitionwhich was to last all nightbegan.
  3. Now the Sandinista inquisition is escalating from threats to actions.

News

  1. E3 2013: 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Gets New Trailer, Name, Release Date, and Engine

    by Joseph Leray After what felt like complete radio silence since the release of "Dragon Age II" in 2011, BioWare have released the first trailer for "Dragon Age: Inquisition." First, though, let's go over a few housekeeping issues: BioWare has dropped the "III" from the game's title, it's been delayed an entire year to Fall [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MTV

  2. 'Dragon Age: Inquisition' swooping in for fall 2014

    After years of agonizing silence for its legions of fantasy role-playing game fans, developer BioWare finally announced some firm details about the new "Dragon Age" game Monday during a press conference hosted by its owner and publisher Electronic Arts at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.Now called "Dragon Age: Inquisition," the third console and PC title in the acclaimed ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  3. Dragon Age: Inquisition revealed, confirmed for fall 2014

    Electronic Arts unveils the first cinematic trailer for BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition, with a few hints about the story and a look at returning fan-favorite character, Morrigan.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Digital Trends

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Quotes

  1. "No American should need a classified briefing to determine whether waterboarding is torture," Mukasey said. "Waterboarding was used at least as long ago as the Spanish Inquisition. We prosecuted Japanese war criminals for waterboarding after...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. "I thought the tone of the hearing was a little askew," said Rep. Diane Watson, a California Democrat. "I told Mr. Clemens that I didn't think it was going to be a court trial or an inquisition, but I think some of the members did go out of...
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Diane Watson Source: USA Today

  3. "All I can say is that it was used in the Spanish Inquisition, it was used in Pol Pot's genocide in Cambodia, and there are reports that it is being used against Buddhist monks today," Mr. McCain, who spent more than five years in a North...
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: John McCain Source: New York Times

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