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- noun The use of coercive and illegal methods by police to obtain a confession or information from a suspect.
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- noun idiomatic
intensive rough interrogationin order to extract informationor a confession.
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- noun interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
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From Freemasonry - the intensive test to become a master mason.
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