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Usage note
This word must begin with a capital letter and be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (examination)
a. inquiry
El nuevo recluta estaba decidido a obtener resultados de su primera inquisición.The new recruit was determined to get results from his first inquiry.
b. enquiry (United Kingdom)
Este tipo de inquisición agresiva no tiene cabida en la sociedad de hoy.This type of aggressive enquiry has no place in today's society.
c. investigation
La inquisición judicial del caso está siendo muy minuciosa.The legal investigation of the case is being very thorough.
2. (history)
a. Inquisition
Los castigos que imponía la Inquisición eran realmente crueles.The punishments imposed by the Inquisition were truly cruel.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (indagación)
a. inquiry, investigation
la Inquisiciónthe (Spanish) Inquisition
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1 (indagación) inquiry; investigation
2 (Hist)
la (Santa) Inquisición the (Spanish) Inquisition
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