Counsellors who had a seat there were chosen by the king from a list of three names drawn up by the Inquisitor-General.
Although the structure of the Portuguese Inquisition had been inspired by the Castilian model, the Inquisitor-General of Portugal had greater room for manoeuvre.
Perhaps we should call this an inquisition rather than an inquiry" - course announcer Milton Johns, off air, referring to the 20-minute 'stewards' that followed the tight finish fought out by Im Ova Ere Dad and Torquemada, the latter having been named after Spain's infamous first inquisitor-general
In 1769 he appointed his own brother, Paulo, a layman, as Inquisitor-General
The BBC's inquisitor-general
was at his abrasive best as he had Tony Blair reeling on the ropes.
Moreover, the Archbishop of Goa and the Inquisitor-General
exerted significant political power, at times frustrating Crown initiatives at reform due largely to the realities inherent in the Goan jingle: Vice-rei va, vice-rei vem, Padre Paulista sempre tem.