Definition of Grand Inquisitor in English:

Grand Inquisitor

Pronunciation /ɡrand inˈkwizədər/ /ɡrænd ɪnˈkwɪzədər/ /iNGˈkwizədər/ /ɪŋˈkwɪzədər/


  • The director of the court of Inquisition, especially in Spain and Portugal.

    ‘The Grand Inquisitor, who has essentially run the Church for the last few years, is now the public face.’
    • ‘She is attempting to evade Grand Inquisitor's question.’
    • ‘The excesses of the Grand Inquisitor became the creed of administration by the temporal regime.’
    • ‘Recognized immediately by the crowd, he is taken into custody and brought before the Grand Inquisitor.’