auto da fe

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese auto da fé (act/sentence of faith), in turn from Latin actus de fide.

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auto da fe (plural auto da fes or autos da fe)

  1. The public announcement of the sentences imposed by the Inquisition on supposed heretics.
  2. The public execution of those sentences, often by burning at the stake.

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  • Often italicized.

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