Sentence Examples


  • AUTO-DA-FE, more correctly AUTO-DE-FE (act of faith),rthe name of the ceremony during the course of which the sentences of the Spanish inquisition were read and executed.
  • An Inquisition tribunal was established in the capital in 1571, and in 1574 its first auto-da-fe was celebrated with the burning of " twenty-one pestilent Lutherans."
  • The handing over of impenitent persons, and those who had relapsed, to the secular power, and their punishment, did not usually take place on the occasion of an auto-da-fe, properly so called.