Auto-de-fe

Au´to-de-fe´


n.1.Same as Auto-da-fé.
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His first official act as king was auto-de-fe, or burning in the stake alive for thousands of Muslims whom he called "heretics" and later beheading thousands of Protestants across Spanish Europe, calling them "agents of the devil." With his father Charles V, he "looted Rome," carting away treasures from the Vatican and burning a huge bonfire inside the Sistine Chapel.