inquisition

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See also: Inquisition

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French inquisicion, from Latin inquisitio, from inquirere

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪŋkwɪˈzɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: in‧qui‧si‧tion

Noun[edit]

inquisition (countable and uncountable, plural inquisitions)

  1. an investigation or inquiry into the truth of some matter
  2. an inquest
  3. a questioning
  4. The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

inquisition (third-person singular simple present inquisitions, present participle inquisitioning, simple past and past participle inquisitioned)

  1. (obsolete) To make inquisition concerning; to inquire into.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French inquisicion, from Latin inquisitio

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

inquisition f (plural inquisitions)

  1. inquisition

References[edit]

inquisition” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).