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- n. The public announcement of the sentences imposed by the Inquisition on supposed heretics.
- n. The public execution of those sentences, often by burning at the stake.
From Portuguese auto da fé ("act/sentence of faith"), in turn from Latin actus de fide (Wiktionary)
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