Definition of inquisitor-general in English:


Pronunciation /inˌkwizədərˈjen(ə)rəl/ /ɪnˌkwɪzədərˈdʒɛn(ə)rəl/


  • The head of the Spanish Inquisition.

    ‘The film features the Spanish Inquisition as part of a plot in 1500 when the Grand Inquisitor threatens Queen Isabella's life.’
    • ‘The command was too agreeable not to be obeyed and, from this time, the unrestricted power of appointment was in the hands of the inquisitor-general.’