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Inquisition

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A court instituted to inquire into offences against the Roman Catholic religion. Fully established by Pope Gregory IX. in 1235. It was most active in Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Those found guilty were handed over to the secular arm to be dealt with according to the secular laws of the land. Suppressed in France in 1772, and not finally in Spain till 1834. (Latin, inquisitio, a searching into.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Inland Navigation
Inn (Anglo-Saxon)
Inns of Court
Innings
Innis Fodhla [Island of Destiny]
Innocent (An)
Innocents
Innuendo
Inoculate
Inogene or Ignoge
Inquisition
Insane Root (The)
Inscription of a Coin
Insolence. (Latin, in-soleo.)
Inspired Idiot (The)
Instinct
Institutes
Instructions to the Committee
Insubri
Insult
Insulter

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