the Inquisition in Spain, under state control from 1480 to 1834, marked by the extreme severity and cruelty of its proceedings in the 16th century.
the institution that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain, chiefly by the persecution of Jews and Muslims, esp from the 15th to 17th centuries See also Inquisition
Spanish Inquisition definition
The church court of the Inquisition, as established in Spain in the late fifteenth century. (See also Tomás de Torquemada.)
noun 1. an iris, Iris xyphium, of the Mediterranean region, having blue, white, or yellow flowers with a yellow or orange patch.
noun 1. Spanish bluebell. Spanish bluebell noun 1. a bulbous plant, Endymion hispanicus, of the lily family, native to Spain and Portugal, having blue, white, or pink, bell-shaped flowers.
noun 1. a shrub, Jasminum grandiflorum, of India, having crimson-tinged, fragrant white flowers, grown as an ornamental and for perfume.
noun 1. an American game fish, Scomberomorus maculatus, inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean. 2. any of various similar scombroid fishes. 3. (in California) the jack mackerel. Spanish mackerel noun 1. Also called kingfish. any scombroid food fish of the genus Scomberomorus, esp S. maculatus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic: family Scombridae (mackerels, tunnies, etc) […]