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//ˌtôrkāˈmäT͟Hä/