Spanish Inquisition

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Spanish Inquisition

  1. (historical) An extension of the Papal Inquisition, set up in 15th-century Spain to investigate and punish converted Jews and Muslims thought to be insincere.
  2. (figuratively) Excessive questioning or interrogation.
    I agreed to answer a few questions, but I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.