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Synonyms for inquisition
ˌɪn kwəˈzɪʃ ən, ˌɪŋ-in·qui·si·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inquisition

    A hunt may be either the act of pursuing or the act of seeking, or a combination of the two. A chase or pursuit is after that which is fleeing or departing; a search is for that which is hidden; a hunt may be for that which is either hidden or fleeing; a search is a minute and careful seeking, and is especially applied to a locality; we make a search of or through a house, for an object, in which connection it would be colloquial to say a hunt. Hunt never quite loses its association with field-sports, where it includes both search and chase; the search till the game is hunted out, and the chase till it is hunted down. Figuratively, we speak of literary pursuits, or of the pursuit of knowledge; a search for reasons; the chase of fame or honor; hunt, in figurative use, inclines to the unfavorable sense of inquisition, but with more of dash and aggressiveness; as, a hunt for heresy.

    Synonyms:
    chase, hunt, hunting, pursuit, search

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Inquisitionnoun

    a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (1232-1820) created to discover and suppress heresy

  2. inquisitionnoun

    a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)

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  1. inquisitionnoun

    Synonyms:
    inquest, judicial inquiry

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How to use inquisition in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, in our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. ...So this is not unique to one group or one religion.

  2. Roger Stone:

    After a two-year inquisition, the charges today related in no way to Russian collusion, WikiLeaks coordination or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign.

  3. Barack Obama:

    And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, in our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. Michelle and I returned from India — an incredible, beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity — but a place where, in past years, religious faiths of all types have, on occasion, been targeted by other peoples of faith, simply due to their heritage and their beliefs — acts of intolerance that would have shocked Gandhiji, the person who helped to liberate that nation.

  4. Roger Stone:

    After a two-year inquisition, the charges today relate in no way to Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign.

  5. Katie Langston:

    You can't have a good and loving and gracious God at the same time as you have a 'worthiness' construct that is enforced by a systematic, regular, personal inquisition. They are fundamentally incompatible.


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