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Auto-da-fé (Portuguese, ‘act of faith’). The elaborate public ceremony of the Inquisition, especially in Spain, at which, after a showy procession, mass, and sermon, the sentences were read. Heretics were dressed in a yellow gown and mitre. Those sentenced to death were handed over to the secular power.

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au·to-da-fé / ˈôtō də ˈfā/ • n. (pl. au·tos-da-fé) the burning of a heretic by the Spanish Inquisition. ∎  a sentence of such a kind.

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auto-da-fé the burning of a heretic by the Spanish Inquisition; the phrase is recorded in English from the early 18th century, and comes from Portuguese, literally ‘act of faith’.

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auto-da-fé sentence of the Inquisition, and (esp.) its execution. XVIII. — Pg., ‘act (i.e. judicial sentence) of the faith’.

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