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• Auto-da-feDefinition & Meaning in English
- (n.) A session of the court of Inquisition.
- (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.
- (n.) A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or acquitting persons accused of religious offenses.