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- noun director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
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Dostoevsky's legendary story within the story, concerning the Grand Inquisitor, perhaps?
Perhaps you recall the rampages of the drunken, leering father; the outraged pride of Katerina Ivanovna; the reeking wake of the saintly Father Zosima; or (the grad student's choice) the speech of the Grand Inquisitor.