Auto-de-fe definition

out de fe
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The definition of auto-de-fe is a medieval Spanish term for “act of faith” and is the name of a public ceremony held during the Inquisition when convicted heretics were sentenced and executed.

Burning someone at the stake is an example of auto-de-fe.

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Alternative form of auto da fe.
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Alternative form of auto de fe.
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Noun

Singular:
auto-de-fe
Plural:
autos-de-f, autos-de-fe