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date: 25 February 2021

Inquisition, the. ‘Inquisition(Lat. inquisitio) 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

means a legal inquiry, but in the later Middle Ages the term was used to describe a special ecclesiastical tribunal concerned with the detection and prosecution of heresy. In early times the usual punishment for heresy was ... ...

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