Definition of Auto-da-fe

1. Noun. The burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition).

Generic synonyms: Burning, Burning At The Stake
Geographical relationships: Espana, Kingdom Of Spain, Spain



Definition of Auto-da-fe

1. Noun. (alternative form of auto da fe) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of auto da fe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auto-da-fe

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autism spectrum disorder
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auto-da-fe (current term)
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auto-suggestion
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Literary usage of Auto-da-fe

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1. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"The auto-da-fe.—The Inquisition in the Netherlands.—The Protestant Inquisition in Holland, Germany, France, England, and Switzerland. times and in all ..."

2. The Jesuits, 1534-1921: A History of the Society of Jesus from Its by Thomas Joseph Campbell (1921)
"... Accusations — Voltaire's testimony — La Vallette — La Chalotais — Seizure of Property — Auto da fe of the Works of Lessius, Suarez, Valentia. etc. ..."

3. Fanny Burney and Her Friends: Select Passages from Her Diary and Other Writings by L. B. (Leonard Benton) Seeley, Fanny Burney (1892)
"... Its Quaint Interior—Contrast between Fanny and her Elder Sister—Burney's Second Marriage—Change of Plans—Mrs. Burney lectures Fanny—An Auto da Fe—Origin ..."

4. A Book of Jewish Thoughts by Joseph Herman Hertz (1922)
"A PROTEST AGAINST THE auto-da-fe OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1761, LISBON O God, who hast created us all, who desirest not the misfortune of Thy creatures, God, ..."

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