Grand Inquisitor

Definitions of Grand Inquisitor
  1. noun
    director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
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    examples:
    Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
    prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
    Tomas de Torquemada
    the Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498)
    type of:
    Inquisitor
    an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition
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