Definition of Torquemada

1. Noun. The Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498).

Exact synonyms: Tomas De Torquemada
Generic synonyms: Grand Inquisitor



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torquemada

Tornwaldt's cyst
Tornwaldt's disease
Tornwaldt's syndrome
Torodal
Torontarian
Torontarians
Toronto
Toronto blessing
Toronto formula
Torontonian
Torontonians
Torpedinidae
Torpediniformes
Torquay
Torquemada (current term)
Torquemadan
Torquil
Torre's syndrome
Torrens title
Torreon
Torres Strait
Torres Strait Creole
Torrey's pine
Torrey pine
Torrey tree
Torreya
Torreya californica
Torreya taxifolia
Torricelli

Literary usage of Torquemada

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1. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1906)
"The title of Inquisitor-general was not immediately invented. In a sentence pronounced at Ciudad-Real, March 15, 1485, Torquemada is styled simply "juez ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1906)
"The title of Inquisitor-general was not immediately invented. In a sentence pronounced at Ciudad-Real, March 15, 1485, Torquemada is styled simply " juez ..."

3. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Goldwin Smith, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1891)
"After the " incorruptible and indefatigable " Carvajal we must mention his distinguished fellow-countryman, Juan de Torquemada,f who belonged to a family of ..."

4. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Goldwin Smith, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus, Ralph Francis Kerr (1894)
"12, Secret Archives of the Vatican. t Torquemada wrote at this time a Treatise against the Arch-heretic Mahomet; see LEDERER, 268 and Bibl. Hisp. ..."

5. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"12, Secret Archives of the Vatican. t Torquemada wrote at this time a Treatise against the Arch-heretic Mahomet; see LEDERER, 268, and Bibl. Hisp. ..."

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