1. Proper noun.  a tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church set up to investigate and suppress heresy.
  2. Proper noun.  (context, by extension) a harsh or rigorous interrogation that violates the rights of an individual.
  3. Noun.  an investigation or inquiry into the truth of some matter.
  4. Noun.  an inquest.
  5. Noun.  a questioning.

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