- the public ceremony in which the Inquisition pronounced judgment and passed sentence on those tried as heretics
- the execution by the secular power of the sentence thus passed; esp., the public burning of a heretic
Origin of auto-da-féPort, literally , act of the faith ; from auto (; from Classical Latin actus, act) + da, of the + fé ( ; from Classical Latin fides, faith)
(plural autos da fé)
- Alternative spelling of auto da fe.