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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Public announcement of the sentences imposed by the Inquisition.
  • noun The public execution of those sentences by secular authorities, especially by burning at the stake.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of auto da fe.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Portuguese auto da fé : auto, act + da, of the + , faith.]

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