from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mental or physical torture used to obtain information or a confession from a prisoner.
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- n. intensive rough interrogation in order to extract information or a confession.
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- n. interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
From Freemasonry - the intensive test to become a master mason. (Wiktionary)