Definition of Spanish Inquisition in English:

Spanish Inquisition

proper noun

  • An ecclesiastical court established in Roman Catholic Spain in 1478 and directed originally against converts from Judaism and Islam but later also against Protestants. It operated with great severity until suppressed in the early 19th century.


Spanish Inquisition

/ˌspaniSH ˌiNGkwəˈziSH(ə)n/ /ˌspænɪʃ ˌɪŋkwəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/