AUTO-DA-FE MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Auto-da-fe Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A session of the court of Inquisition.
  2. (n.) An execution of such sentence, by the civil power, esp. the burning of a heretic. It was usually held on Sunday, and was made a great public solemnity by impressive forms and ceremonies.
  3. (n.) A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or acquitting persons accused of religious offenses.


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