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Tor·que·ma·da(tôr′kə-mä′də, tôr′kĕ-mä′thä), Tomás de 1420-1498.
Spanish Dominican friar who headed the Spanish Inquisition (1483-1498). Under his authority thousands of people, many of them descendants of Jewish or Muslim converts to Christianity, were tortured and executed for apostasy and heresy.
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(Biography) Tomás de (toˈmas de). 1420–98, Spanish Dominican monk. As first Inquisitor-General of Spain (1483–98), he was responsible for the burning of some 2000 heretics
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Tor•que•ma•da(ˌtɔr kəˈmɑ də)
Tomás de, 1420–98, Spanish inquisitor general.
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|Noun||1.||Torquemada - the Spaniard who as Grand Inquisitor was responsible for the death of thousands of Jews and suspected witches during the Spanish Inquisition (1420-1498)|
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