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Word: inquisitor

Definition: questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition


Sentences Containing 'inquisitor'

"Fiscal" (public prosecutor) Mateo de Amusquíbar accused Cristóval Sánchez Calderón, inquisitor from 1730 to 1748, of executing her for the spectacle, and as a demonstration of the power of the Inquisition.
"Inquisitor General") was the lead official of the Inquisition.
A portrait of him as Clytus in "Alexander the Great" is in the "Theatrical Inquisitor", vol.
At the same time a petition was addressed to the king, praying him to restore to the Jews all their former privileges, and to order that in the future no Jew should be forcibly baptized; that a Jew sentenced to death should be hanged, like a Christian, by the head and not by the feet; that the inquisitor should always examine a Jew in the presence of a bailiff or his representative; and that a Jew should be free to have an advocate.
Between 1610 and 1612, the Spanish inquisitor Alonso de Salazar Frías investigated withcraft in the region and searched the houses of suspected witches for dressed toads.
Eibon disappeared shortly after Yhoundeh's premier inquisitor, Morghi, came to his black tower with a writ for his arrest. When the inquisition came knocking, Eibon fled to Cykranosh (the planet Saturn) through a magic panel given to him by Zhothaqquah.
He rose fast through the Church hierarchy, becoming in quick succession Archbishop of Braga, Archbishop of Évora and Grand Inquisitor before receiving a Cardinal's hat in 1545, along with the "Titulus Ss.
He was arrested by the inquisitor Geoffroy d'Ablis in August 1309 and burned at the stake for heresy on April 10, 1310.
Inquisitor insignita is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
Inquisitor isabella is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
Inquisitor minimarus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
Inquisitor subangusta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
Inquisitor taivaricosa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
Inquisitor zebra is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
Inquisitor zonata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Turridae, the turrids.
It is claimed that Don Isaac Abravanel, who had previously ransomed 480 Jewish Moriscos of Málaga from the Catholic monarchs by a payment of 20,000 doubloons, now offered them 600,000 crowns for the revocation of the edict. It is said also that Ferdinand hesitated, but was prevented from accepting the offer by Torquemada, the grand inquisitor, who dashed into the royal presence and, throwing a crucifix down before the king and queen, asked whether, like Judas, they would betray their Lord for money.
Peter he was made inquisitor for Lombardy and the Marches of Ancona.
Secretaries-general of the Roman Inquisition were often styled as "Grand Inquisitor" but the role and functions were different.
The Black-crowned Tityra ("Tityra inquisitor") is a medium-sized passerine bird. It has traditionally been placed in the cotinga or the tyrant flycatcher family, but evidence strongly suggest it is better placed in Tityridae, where now placed by SACC.
The Inquisition was established in Languedoc in 1233, with an Inquisitor for Toulouse appointed early in that year; Dominicans were tasked with the work.
The most famous Inquisitor General was the Spanish Dominican Tomás de Torquemada, who spearheaded the Spanish Inquisition.
The title usually refers to the chief inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition, even after the reunification of the inquisitions.
The Tudelans had already proclaimed in 1486 that "" if any inquisitor enters their city, he will would be thrown into the Ebro river."" Later the resistance to the inquisitors is so strong that its aldermen order commissioners and attorneys ask the Catholic Monarchs to limit the power of the Inquisition.

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