Definition of Grand Inquisitor in US English:

Grand Inquisitor


  • The director of the court of Inquisition, especially in Spain and Portugal.

    • ‘The Grand Inquisitor, who has essentially run the Church for the last few years, is now the public face.’
    • ‘Recognized immediately by the crowd, he is taken into custody and brought before the Grand Inquisitor.’
    • ‘The excesses of the Grand Inquisitor became the creed of administration by the temporal regime.’
    • ‘She is attempting to evade Grand Inquisitor's question.’