Share this entry

Share this page

Inquisitor General

Line breaks: In|quisi|tor Gen|eral

Definition of Inquisitor General in English:

noun

The head of the Spanish Inquisition.
Example sentences
  • The film features the Spanish Inquisition as part of a plot in 1500 when the Grand Inquisitor threatens Queen Isabella's life.
  • The command was too agreeable not to be obeyed and, from this time, the unrestricted power of appointment was in the hands of the inquisitor-general.

Definition of Inquisitor General in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: dʒɔːnt
noun
a short excursion or journey made for pleasure