Definition of Torquemada, Tomás de in English:

Torquemada, Tomás de

proper noun

  • (c.1420–98), Spanish cleric and Grand Inquisitor. A Dominican monk and confessor to Ferdinand and Isabella, he was the prime mover behind the Inquisition in 1478 and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain beginning in 1492.

Pronunciation

Torquemada, Tomás de

/ˌtôrkəˈmädə/